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: July 2024 snapshot

    By Qi Qin, China Analyst; Chengcheng Qiu, China Analyst; Danny Hartono, Data Scientist; with contributions from Lauri Myllyvirta, Lead Analyst In June 2024, renewable energy’s

    Weekly snapshot ‑ Russian fossil fuels 1 to 7 July 2024

    The week of 1 to 7 July 2024, Russia exported an estimated EUR 4.8 bn worth of fossil fuels: EUR 2.11 bn oil, EUR 1.28

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

    Russia’s monthly fossil fuel export earnings drop 5% to lowest level in 2024 Key findings EU imports of Russian gas surge by 27% in the

    Latest publications

    Turning point: China permitted no new coal-based steel projects in H1 2024 as policies drive decarbonisation

    China has the largest steel industry in the world, accounting for more than half of global production, making decarbonisation of the steel sector crucial to

    Taiwan’s imports of Russian coal rose 31% in last 12 months

    Taiwan relies heavily on coal for power generation. Prior to the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan’s energy provider, Taiwan Power Company (also known as

    Health and economic benefits from early phase out of Indonesia’s first JETP coal power plants

    🇮🇩 Versi Bahasa Indonesia tersedia di bawah Indonesia’s commitment to transition away from coal through the announcement of the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) in

    📰🇮🇳 @TheLancetPlanet: 33,000 deaths annually due to #AirPollution in 10 cities in #India

    ☠️Mortalities rise even in cities w/PM2.5 below air quality standards:

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(24)00114-1

    ⚡️Track cities w/CREA data:

    https://energyandcleanair.org/india-monthly-ambient-air-quality-snapshot-june-2024/

    w/@thewire_in
    https://thewire.in/environment/33000-deaths-attributed-each-year-to-air-pollution-in-10-indian-cities-between-2008-to-2019-study

    🇷🇺 NEW REPORT | Taiwan’s imports of Russian coal up 31% in last 12 months

    Between Jan & May 2024, #Taiwan’s imports of #Russian #coal rose to 18% from 2022's 12%

    ❗Taiwan 5th largest buyer of RU coal worldwide from start of Putin's war on Ukraine in Feb 2022 until end May 2024

    💡 Other fossil fuel imports to Taiwan from Russia have also increased in the last year

    ❗ Taiwan’s import volumes of #Russian #OilProducts have shot up over 200% in the most recent year compared to the prior 12 months

    🇷🇺 CREA's full report on #Taiwan’s imports of #Russian #FossilFuels is now available here ⤵️

    https://energyandcleanair.org/publication/taiwans-imports-of-russian-coal-rose-31-percent-in-last-12-months

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

    Weekly snapshot for 24 to 30 June 2024👇

    ⚠️ #Russia exported an estimated EUR 4.58 bn worth of #FossilFuels

    🩸EUR 2.11 bn oil
    🩸EUR 1.57 bn oil products & chemicals
    🩸EUR 0.4 bn gas
    🩸EUR 0.5 bn coal

    🇷🇺 CREA's weekly snapshot of Russian fossil fuel exports for 24 to 30 June 2024 is now available here in English & 🇺🇦 Ukrainian ⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/weekly-snapshot-russian-fossil-fuels-24-to-30-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 | India ambient air quality monthly snapshot is out now

    In June 2024, monsoon season reduced air pollution in most Indian cities yet Haryana saw five of its cities among top 10 most polluted cities in India

    💡See highlights below & subscribe to receive full snapshot👇

    🥇 Tirupur in Tamil Nadu emerged as the cleanest city in India in June 2024, with monthly average PM2.5 that placed all monitored days in ‘good’ category

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

    🇮🇩Expert panel | #AirPollution & #HealthImpacts in #Indonesia

    Air pollution from any source of #emissions, including #coal-fired power plants, costs taxpayers, from health costs, reduced productivity & #death

    w/CREA’s Katherine Hasan

    ⚕️CREA HIA report⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/publication/health-and-economic-benefits-from-early-phase-out-of-indonesias-first-jetp-coal/

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

    Weekly snapshot for 17 to 23 June 2024👇

    ⚠️ #Russia exported an estimated EUR 5.68 bn worth of #FossilFuels

    🩸EUR 2.61 bn oil
    🩸EUR 1.7 bn oil products and chemicals
    🩸EUR 0.74 bn gas
    🩸EUR 0.63 bn coal

    🇷🇺 CREA's weekly snapshot of Russian fossil fuel exports for 17 to 23 June 2024 is now available here in English & 🇺🇦 Ukrainian ⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/weekly-snapshot-russian-fossil-fuels-17-to-23-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/

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

    Weekly snapshot for 10 to 16 June 2024👇

    ⚠️ #Russia exported an estimated EUR 5.06 bn worth of #FossilFuels

    🩸EUR 2.04 bn oil
    🩸EUR 1.84 bn oil products and chemicals
    🩸EUR 0.66 bn gas
    🩸EUR 0.52 bn coal

    🇷🇺 CREA's weekly snapshot of Russian fossil fuel exports for 10 to 16 June 2024 is now available here in English & 🇺🇦 Ukrainian ⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/weekly-snapshot-russian-fossil-fuels-10-to-16-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 | Monthly analysis on #Russian #FossilFuel exports & sanctions

    📉RU export revenues down 6% in May 2024 from voluntary production cuts

    📈Refining recovered after #DroneStrikes w/8% increase in revenue from #OilProducts

    ⚠️#France’s #RU #LNG imports up 14% from April 2024

    ⚠️ Setting a lower oil price cap of USD 30 per barrel in December 2022 would have slashed Russian revenues by EUR 55 bn (25%)

    ⚠️ In May 2024 alone, the lower price cap would have slashed Russian revenues by EUR 3.5 bn (25%)

    🇷🇺 CREA’s monthly analysis on fossil fuel exports from Russia is now available here in English and 🇺🇦Ukrainian⤵️
    https://energyandcleanair.org/may-2024-monthly-analysis-of-russian-fossil-fuel-exports-and-sanctions/

    ⚡ Indonesia's Cirebon Unit 1, Pelabuhan Ratu Unit 1-3, and Banten Suralaya Unit 1-4 may be the first pilot coal power projects set for early retirement

    ⚠️ These high-impact plants located across Java are linked to 6,928 air pollution-related deaths plus USD 4.8 bn/IDR 71.3 tn

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