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 »

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

Fossil fuel imports from Russia to South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan in the first five months of the invasion of Ukraine

Power system adequacy and “New Power System” development in China

Financing Putin’s war: Fossil fuel imports from Russia in the first 100 days of the invasion

The Health & Economic Impacts of Ambient Air Quality in Malaysia

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    Latest publications

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

    The heatwaves and droughts have once again underscored China’s vulnerability to climate change and extreme weather, strengthening the case for the country to act. The … Read more

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

    One year after President Xi Jinping announced China would “not build new coal-fired power projects abroad“, there has been a significant dent in the country’s … Read more

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

    To shed light on who purchases Russiaʼs oil, gas and coal, and how the volume and value of imports have changed since the start of the invasion, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air has compiled a detailed dataset of pipeline and seaborne trade in Russian fossil fuels.

    Latest news

    Analysis: China’s CO2 emissions fall by record 8% in second quarter of 2022

    China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by a record 8% in the second quarter of 2022, a 230m tonne (MtCO2) reduction that is the largest … Read more

    Russia’s fossil fuel export volumes continued to fall in July, but revenue rose due to higher fossil gas prices

    Russia’s fossil fuel exports fell by 6% in July compared with June, and 22% below their peak in March, CREA’s analysis indicates. Reductions in import … Read more

    MYTH BUSTING: Is Fossil Gas Actually “Cleaner”?

    Gas is the fastest-growing fossil fuel in the world. Over the last decade, it has accounted for 30% of total energy demand growth, outpacing the growth of both coal and oil. This has been driven in large part by a boost in fossil gas production and supply, which initially drove the cost of gas down in the late 2000s. This is Part 1 of our blog series assessing Fossil Gas. We look at emissions released during different stages of the gas supply chain with a focus on the impacts resulting in gas-fired power generation.
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