BRIEFING: Coal pollution costs Europeans billions of euros despite drop in emissions

This CREA briefing looks into the five most polluting coal power plant operators in the EU in 2018, the health impacts of each of these as well as the economic losses. Despite air pollutant emissions in the EU being half of what they were in 2010, the effects that the remaining coal power plants have on human health and the environment are still too large. New emissions data have recently been released, showing that the Polish company PGE was the worst polluter, causing an estimated 1,740 deaths and €4.5billion worth of economic damage.

Keep reading the full brief here to find out more about the other highly polluting utilities and their health impacts and costs of pollution.