Welcome to the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA).

We are an independent research organisation focused on revealing the trends, causes, and health impacts, as well as the solutions to air pollution.

Health-harming pollutants from burning fossil fuels are responsible for at least 3 million air pollution deaths per year. However, rapid advances in modern, clean energy technologies are a key opportunity to improve air quality and protect public health.

We use scientific data, research and evidence to support the efforts of governments, companies and campaigning organizations worldwide in their efforts to move towards clean energy and clean air. We believe that effective research and communication are the key to successful policies, investment decisions and advocacy efforts.

Contact: getintouch@energyandcleanair.org

Our publications »

Unveiling the Truth Behind Blast Furnace Pollution in South Korea

China’s Climate Transition: Outlook 2022

The Sunny Side of Asia

Tracking EU CO2: Emissions and coal use are now falling, after a 16-month rebound

Winds not harnessed: How a slowdown in Germany’s wind power development perpetuated dependence on Russia

China’s power and steel industries continue to invest in coal-based capacity, complicating carbon goals

1-Year Later: China’s Ban on Overseas Coal Power Projects and Its Global Climate Impacts

Financing Putin’s war: Fossil fuel exports from Russia in the first six months of the invasion of Ukraine

    CREA is looking to expand its team, if you are passionate about fighting climate change through data, tracking pollution and supporting organisations to enable the energy transition please consider applying for one of the following jobs.

    Latest news

    Weekly snapshot: Russian fossil fuel exports 14-20 November 2022

    The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has released its first weekly update on fossil fuel exports from Russia. The week of 14 to

    October update: EU fossil fuel payments to Russia in first fall below pre-invasion level in October

    Russia’s fossil fuel export revenues fell to their lowest level since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in October. Earnings from exports to

    Analysis: EU’s CO2 emissions fall 5% in three months after post-Covid surge

    The EU’s emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from energy use have fallen by 5% over the past three months compared with the same period in

    Latest publications

    Unveiling the Truth Behind Blast Furnace Pollution in South Korea

    Globally, the complex and energy-intensive process of steelmaking is a major contributor to air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Being based in the 6th

    China’s Climate Transition: Outlook 2022

    In this groundbreaking report tracking China’s climate transition, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) assessed China’s progress in curbing emissions against

    The Sunny Side of Asia

    Together with Ember and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), we looked at how solar generation allowed seven Asian countries to avoid

    This year, new zero carbon power generation capacity in China will add annual generation equal to almost 5% of the country's power demand. Additions in 2023-25 will have to increase a bit further to hit 5-year plan targets. Likely enough to peak power sector emissions.

    🇮🇳 #India's 20th EPS presents a moderate scenario that means that the two scenarios have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR, %) ranging from 7.18 and 5.79 in normal scenarios, which reduces to 6.51 and 4.89 in the moderate scenario for 2021-22 to 27 and 2026-27 to 2031-32.

    🇮🇳 The first few years in #India's 20th EPS show projections align with actual demand but widen with time; such over-projections lead to the build-up of surplus coal mining capacity & would add to NPAs & stressed assets in India's #coal sector, similar to #power generation.

    🇮🇳 #India’s 20th EPS predicts lower #electricity requirement (MU) than the 19th EPS that over-predicted demand by 12% for 2021-22.

    The 18th EPS estimates were 38% higher than the 20th EPS for 2021-22.

    🇮🇳 The first few years in #India's 20th EPS show projections to align with actual demand but widen with time; such over-projections in peak demand have led to the build-up of surplus #coal-based #power generation capacity, NPAs, and stressed assets in India's power sector.

    🇮🇳The 20th edition of the Electric Power Survey (EPS) by @CEA_India & @MinOfPower is out.

    ✅The 20th EPS predicts lower peak demand (MW) than the 19th EPS that over-predicted peak demand by 10% for 2021-22
    ✅The 18th EPS estimates were 39% higher than the 20th EPS for 2021-22

    Out of EU countries, the top five importers of Russian fossil fuels the week of 14-20 November 2022 were Germany, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Italy and Spain.

    Out of the top five ports importing #Russian #FossilFuels the week of 14-20 November 2022, two were in the #EU, two in #China and one in #India.

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