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.

Financing Putin’s war on Europe: Fossil fuel imports from Russia during the invasion of Ukraine

Recent publications

Tracing the Hazy Air 2024: Progress Report on National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

Emission Watch: Tracking the implementation of emission standard notification for coal-based power plants in India

China’s Climate Transition: Outlook 2023

Shedding light on “shadow” tankers

China’s steel sector invests USD 100 billion in coal-based steel plants, despite low profitability, overcapacity and carbon commitments

Health benefits of Just Energy Transition and coal phase-out in Indonesia

    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

    Discussion on sanctions on Russia — Finnish Parliamentary Group on Ukraine

    On Wednesday, 17 April 2024, a public discussion on Russian sanctions was held by the Finnish Parliamentary Group on Ukraine in Helsinki, Finland. Speakers included

    Weekly snapshot ‑ Russian fossil fuels 8 to 14 April 2024

    The week of 8 to 14 April 2024, Russia exported an estimated EUR 4.93 bn worth of fossil fuels: EUR 2.58 bn oil, EUR 1.15

    March 2024 — Monthly analysis of Russian fossil fuel exports and sanctions

    Russian exports of seaborne crude rose to highest volumes since May 2023, as revenues rose for second straight month By Vaibhav Raghunandan, Europe-Russia Analyst and

    Latest publications

    Leveraging interdependence: An LNG price cap would have cut Russia’s LNG export revenues by 60% in 2023

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing energy crisis almost immediately underscored the European Union’s energy security vulnerabilities. The EU’s heavy reliance on fossil

    Indonesia’s air quality: Decline in 2023 due to lack of intervention and El Niño. What about 2024? 

    🇮🇩 Versi Bahasa Indonesia tersedia di bawah In 2023, there was an overall decline in air quality across Indonesia, particularly in Jakarta, the capital of

    Steel sector decarbonisation in China stalls, with investments in coal-based steel plants since 2021 exceeding USD 100 billion despite overcapacity and climate goals

    China continues coal-reliant investments in steel sector, threatening to derail the country’s climate commitments, create a slew of exorbitant stranded assets, produce more steel than

    🇷🇺 Russian fossil fuel exports help enable war on Ukraine

    CREA weekly snapshot for 8 to 14 April 2024👇

    ⚠️#Russia exported estimated EUR 4.93 bn worth of #FossilFuels

    🩸 EUR 2.58 bn oil
    🩸 EUR 1.15 bn oil products & chemicals
    🩸 EUR 0.69 bn gas
    🩸 EUR 0.51 bn coal

    🇷🇺 CREA's weekly snapshot of Russian fossil fuel exports for 8 to 14 April 2024 is now available here in English & 🇺🇦 Ukrainian ⤵️

    https://energyandcleanair.org/weekly-snapshot-russian-fossil-fuels-8-to-14-april-2024/

    💡 CREA's weekly snapshot of Russian fossil fuel flows uses a methodology building on @Kpler's data

    Read more here ⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/financing-putins-war/methodology/

    🌐NEW insights | @IEA finds clean energy greatly contributed to GDP last year, similar to CREA analysis on clean energy as driver of China’s economic growth

    https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-clean-energy-was-top-driver-of-chinas-economic-growth-in-2023/

    ✳️Clean energy contributed most in Europe & China; USA & India also saw significant contributions

    💡 Clean energy contributes not only directly to GDP, but to a safer climate, cleaner air and more secure energy supply

    🏛️ We urge countries & regions across the world to redouble their efforts in the clean energy transition

    🌐 NEW @IEA report, Clean energy is boosting economic growth, is now available here ⤵️

    https://www.iea.org/commentaries/clean-energy-is-boosting-economic-growth?utm_content=buffer09a73&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter-ieabirol&utm_campaign=buffer

    🇷🇺 NEW | Monthly analysis on #Russian #FossilFuel exports & sanctions

    📈 Export earnings up for 2nd month in March 2024

    ⚠️ Exports of seaborne crude were 3rd highest volumes since EU/G7 sanctions & price cap

    🚨Crude exports up due to refinery maintenance after UA drone attacks

    ⚠️ Setting lower oil price cap of USD 30 per barrel in December 2022 would have slashed Russian revenues by EUR 50 bn (25%)
    ⚠️ Lower price cap would have slashed Russian revenues by EUR 3.88 bn (26%) in March alone

    🇷🇺 CREA’s monthly analysis on fossil fuel exports from Russia is now available here in English and will soon be available in 🇺🇦 Ukrainian ⤵️

    https://energyandcleanair.org/march-2024-monthly-analysis-of-russian-fossil-fuel-exports-and-sanctions

    🇨🇳 NEW | China energy & air pollution monthly snapshot out now👇

    In March 2024, as power generation growth slowed from weakening demand, PM2.5, ozone & NO2 increased in southern provincial capitals

    Large-scale power generation decelerated due to demand slowdown & solar increase

    In March 2024, worst PM2.5 levels were in north China, in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province

    Worst ozone was measured in capitals of Yunnan & Tibet, followed by Zhengzhou, Jinan, Wuhan & Nanjing

    Xiʼan, capital of Shaanxi province, was worst for NO2, in Yangtze River Delta

    🇨🇳 CREA's April 2024 monthly snapshot of China's energy & air pollution trends is now available in EN & CN

    Find full snapshot & subscribe here ⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/china-energy-and-emissions-trends-april-2024-snapshot/

    📢 CREA is #hiring!
    👉 Researcher - Indonesia
    📍Remote - Full time

    🔎 CREA is looking for a researcher to join our team in Indonesia monitoring air quality & energy trends & developing reports to inform policymakers & the public

    Learn more & apply here👇

    Jobs – Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air

    CREA is looking to expand its team! If you are passionate about fighting climate change through data, tracking pol...

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    🇪🇺 EU approves revised Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) deal that regulates big polluters impact

    ⚠️Public health hit hard as parts of agriculture sector omitted

    ⚕️CREA Health Impact Assessment:


    w/@ClientEarth & @Green_Europe
    https://www.clientearth.org/latest/press-office/press/first-of-its-kind-compensation-right-backed-by-eu-ministers-in-new-industrial-emissions-rules-clientearth/

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    First-of-its-kind compensation right backed by EU ministers in new industrial emissions rules –...

    EU ministers finally approved the deal on the revised Industrial Emissions Directive, including for the first time t...

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    🇷🇺 CREA's weekly snapshot of Russian fossil fuel exports for 1 to 7 April 2024 is now available here in English & 🇺🇦 Ukrainian ⤵️

    https://energyandcleanair.org/weekly-snapshot-russian-fossil-fuels-1-to-7-april-2024/

    💡 CREA's weekly snapshot of Russian fossil fuel flows uses a methodology building on Kpler's data

    Read more here ⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/financing-putins-war/methodology/

    🇷🇺 Russian fossil fuel exports help enable war on Ukraine

    CREA weekly snapshot for 1 to 7 April 2024👇

    ⚠️#Russia exported estimated EUR 6.94 bn worth of #FossilFuels

    🩸 EUR 3.52 bn oil
    🩸 EUR 2.13 bn oil products & chemicals
    🩸 EUR 0.77 bn gas
    🩸 EUR 0.52 bn coal

    🚢In the week of 1 to 7 April 2024, EUR 2.57 bn of Russian fossil fuels was loaded on European/G7 owned or insured tankers, helping finance Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    The week of 1 to 7 April 2024, the top five importers of Russian fossil fuels were:
    🇨🇳 China
    🇮🇳 India
    🇹🇷 Turkey
    🇪🇺 The EU
    🇧🇷 Brazil

    🌐 🇪🇺 NEW REPORT: Global LNG price cap would have cut Russian export revenues by 60% or EUR 10 billion in 2023

    ↘️ An EU-only enforced price cap would have cut Russia’s total LNG export revenues in 2023 by EUR 5 billion

    w/@PetrasKatinas

    @PetrasKatinas ❇️ At the same time, increased investments in renewable energy can bolster energy security

    ☀️ Additional power generation from solar & wind in 2023 resulted in significant savings of 16 bcm of gas & EUR 6.4 billion

    @PetrasKatinas 🌐 🇪🇺 CREA’s full report on leveraging LNG interdependence to impose an LNG price cap is now available here ⤵️

    https://energyandcleanair.org/publication/lng-price-cap-would-have-cut-russias-lng-export-revenues-by-60-percent-in-2023

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