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

    China energy and emissions trends: June 2024 snapshot

    By Qi Qin, China Analyst; Chengcheng Qiu, China Analyst; Danny Hartono, Data Scientist; with contributions from Lauri Myllyvirta, Lead Analyst In May 2024, thermal power

    Weekly snapshot ‑ Russian fossil fuels 3 to 9 June 2024

    The week of 3 to 9 June 2024, Russia exported an estimated EUR 5.16 bn worth of fossil fuels: EUR 2.32 bn oil, EUR 1.69

    Weekly snapshot ‑ Russian fossil fuels 27 May to 2 June 2024

    The week of 27 May to 2 June 2024, Russia exported an estimated EUR 5.28 bn worth of fossil fuels: EUR 2.54 bn oil, EUR

    Latest publications

    War profiteering: Eight UK-insured tankers violate price cap, boosting Kremlin revenues by GBP 87 mn

    An investigation led by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has found suspected violations of the price cap on Russian crude

    Threat of toxic substances: Increased particulate matter and health hazards from ammonia co-firing

    The ammonia-blended power generation method of coal-fired power plants, which is being promoted by the Japanese and South Korean governments, is being used as a

    A Kremlin pit stop: EU imports EUR 3 bn of oil products from Turkish ports handling Russian oil

    A new report from CREA and the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) has revealed that since the EU/G7 petroleum products ban took effect

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

    📉Thermal power generation fell in May while hydro recovered, with solar & wind covering most of demand growth, leading to drop in CO2 emissions in 2024

    Read on & subscribe here👇
    https://energyandcleanair.org/china-energy-and-emissions-trends-june-2024-snapshot/

    ❗️🇪🇺❗️EU imports of #Russian #LNG are up in 2024 & finance Putin's war

    If the #EU is to achieve its #REPowerEU plan to end reliance on Russian #FossilFuels by 2027, it must act immediately to ban purchases of Russian #gas

    w/@IsaacLevi777 @B4Ukraine @EU_Commission @EUparliament

    ❗️🇷🇺❗️Russian fossil fuel exports continue to enable war against #Ukraine

    Weekly snapshot for 3 to 9 June 2024👇

    ⚠️ #Russia exported an estimated EUR 5.16 bn worth of #FossilFuels

    🩸EUR 2.32 bn oil
    🩸EUR 1.69 bn oil products and chemicals
    🩸EUR 0.61 bn gas
    🩸EUR 0.54 bn coal

    🇷🇺 CREA's weekly snapshot of Russian fossil fuel exports for 3 to 9 June 2024 is now available here in English & 🇺🇦 Ukrainian ⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/weekly-snapshot-russian-fossil-fuels-3-to-9-june-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 | #UK buys #JetFuel made from #Russian oil worth GBP 144 mn in tax to Kremlin while UK-insured tankers violate #PriceCap, add GBP 87 mn more

    🎤@taylorswift13 UK tour has kicked off - with fans travelling from near & far

    But are 💋#Swifties ✈️flying on Russian #BloodOil?👇

    @taylorswift13 ❓What is something everyone can do to help cut the Kremlin’s war funds?

    🚨 Contact your #legislator to make sure they are aware of this #loophole in existing #sanctions

    🗳️ Demand they take action to plug the loophole and enforce current sanctions - before they get your #Vote

    @taylorswift13 🇬🇧 CREA's report on UK jet fuel imports made from Russian oil & price cap violations is out now ⤵️

    https://energyandcleanair.org/publication/war-profiteering-eight-uk-insured-tankers-violate-price-cap-boosting-kremlin-revenues-by-gbp-87-mn

    🇷🇺 Russian fossil fuel exports continue to enable war against #Ukraine

    Weekly snapshot for 27 May to 2 June 2024👇

    ⚠️ #Russia exported an estimated EUR 5.28 bn worth of #FossilFuels

    🩸EUR 2.54 bn oil
    🩸EUR 1.57 bn oil products and chemicals
    🩸EUR 0.77 bn gas
    🩸EUR 0.4 bn coal

    🇷🇺 CREA's weekly snapshot of Russian fossil fuel exports for 27 May to 2 June 2024 is now available here in English & 🇺🇦 Ukrainian ⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/weekly-snapshot-russian-fossil-fuels-27-may-to-2-june-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/

    @WHO May 2024 experienced noticeable improvement in air quality, with 98 cities falling under 'Good' category, a significant increase from April

    ⚠️ Despite this progress, there was a rise in the number of cities categorised as 'Poor' - from 6 in April up to 11 in May

    @WHO Out of 22 million plus cities across Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) states/UTs - Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand & West-Bengal - 10 of 19 cities exceeded NAAQS in Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab & Chandigarh

    @WHO 🇮🇳 India's May 2024 monthly ambient air quality snapshot is now available here ⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/india-monthly-ambient-air-quality-snapshot-may-2024/

    NEW | India monthly ambient air quality snapshot out now!

    In May 2024, summer & monsoon season lower air pollution across India but North still suffers from dust storm & perennial emissions

    💡See highlights below & subscribe to receive full snapshot👇

    In May 2024, only 46 of 98 National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) cities complied with daily National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for PM2.5 on all days of the month

    ⚠️ 63 of 98 NCAP cities recorded PM2.5 levels exceeding @WHO daily guideline levels every day of month

    🌐 🇷🇺 Ukraine's strikes on #oil #refineries in Russia do NOT impact #energy prices but DO impact #Russia's exports output that ultimately funds invasion of #Ukraine

    w/CREA's @laurimyllyvirta

    🎙️@WBUR ⤵️
    https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2024/06/05/ukraine-russia-oil-attacks

    📰 @ForeignAffairs ⤵️
    https://www.foreignaffairs.com/ukraine/why-ukraine-should-keep-striking-russian-oil-refineries

    Q&A: What do India's elections mean for coal communities and climate change?

    ✍️ Written by @aruna_sekhar
    💬 W/ comment from @rohitreads @Sunil_S_Dahiya @NayakSuravee @TimBuckleyCEF
    🎨 Design by @tomoprater

    Read here ➡️ https://buff.ly/3KtsdvJ

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