Does Europe have coal?

Where is coal found in Europe?


Rank Country/Region Coal production (million tonnes of oil equivalent)
1 Russia 170.9
3 Poland 55.0
4 Germany 43.8
5 Ukraine 31.5

Does Europe use coal power?

The EU has over 300 power plants (as of July 2016) with 738 separate generating units. These are not evenly distributed across the individual member states and those most reliant on coal are Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania.

What countries contain coal?

The top six largest coal-producing countries in the world

  1. China – 3.7 billion tonnes. …
  2. India – 783 million tonnes. …
  3. United States – 640 million tonnes. …
  4. Indonesia – 616 million tonnes. …
  5. Australia – 550 million tonnes. …
  6. Russia – 430 million tonnes.

Why are many European countries including Germany closing their coal mines?

Germany’s black coal industry was shut down with the cooperation of big coal companies like RAG. And it had nothing to do with climate change. By the 1970s, Germany’s remaining black coal deposits were buried so deep the mines were unprofitable and surviving on government subsidies.

Is Germany phasing coal?

Germany will phase-out coal-fired power generation by 2038 at the latest, and, if possible, by 2035. The first lignite-fired power plants were shut down 2020, and the first tender process for closing down hard coal power plants were held.

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