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Average EU citizen has paid more than EUR 400 for Russian fossil fuels since invasion

Two years since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, despite a range of sanctions and embargoes, Russian fossil fuels continue to flow into the European Union …

China risks missing multiple climate commitments as coal power approvals continue

China is badly off track to meet several climate targets the country set for 2025 as a result of an increase in coal use and …

Debunking the value-added myth in nickel downstream industry

Economic and health impact of nickel industry in Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, and North Maluku The global demand for nickel has risen dramatically with the …

Refining loophole widens: 44% increase in sanctioning countries imports of oil products from Russian crude in 2023

Sanctions imposed by EU/G7 countries prohibit the importation of Russian crude oil and oil products. The lack of a policy on refined oil produced from …

Evading the sanctions: UK imports EUR 660 mn of oil products made from Russian crude

Sanctions imposed by the UK and EU on Russia prohibit the importation of Russian crude oil and oil products. There is a loophole in the …

Air quality impacts of delaying coal power plant decommissioning in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is one of the most polluted countries in Europe. In Bulgaria, concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and particulate matter less than 10 μm (PM10), …

EU’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels drop 8% to reach lowest levels in 60 years

The EU’s progress in reducing emissions has accelerated in 2023, with the second steepest reduction after 2020, which was heavily influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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

The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was launched in India in 2019 and aimed to significantly enhance the air quality in India by 2024 by …

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

Marking the eighth anniversary since the announcement of the first-ever emission standards regulating SO2 (sulphur dioxide), NOx (nitrogen oxides), Hg (mercury), and water consumption in …

One year of sanctions: Russia’s oil export revenues cut by EUR 34 bn

One year ago, as the USD 60 per barrel price cap and import ban on Russian crude came into effect on 5 December 2022, Ursula …

Air quality governance in Pakistan: A review of the new National Clean Air Policy (NCAP) and its limitations

In March 2023, Pakistan approved the National Clean Air Policy (NCAP), followed by the Punjab Clean Air Plan (PbCAP) in April, aiming to address the …

China’s Climate Transition: Outlook 2023

CO2 emissions rise but clean energy surge brings peak closer China’s success in meeting and exceeding its current climate targets is possibly the single most …

China’s Climate Transition Outlook 2023: Expert Survey and Interviews

As part of the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air’s (CREA) annual China Climate Transition Outlook report to measure insiders’ views on whether …

Health impacts of delaying coal power plant decommissioning in South Africa

South Africa is the 7th largest coal producer in the world. The burning of this fuel in coal-fired power stations leads to the release of …

2 years later: China’s ban on overseas coal power projects and its global climate impacts

At the 2021 United Nations General Assembly, China’s President Xi committed to halting financing and construction of new coal-fired power plants overseas. This announcement from …

Shedding light on “shadow” tankers

Who transports Russia’s oil 18 months into the invasion? Since the first sanctions on Russian oil came into effect in December 2022, stories about “shadow …

Emerging captive coal power: Dark clouds on Indonesia’s clean energy horizon

🇮🇩 Versi Bahasa Indonesia tersedia di bawah In Indonesia today, captive coal-fired power plants (CFPPs), referring to power stations that are operated and utilised off-grid …

EU solar and wind power growth displaced gas consumption worth half of Russian imports in August 2023

The EU’s progress in reaching low coal and gas consumption in power generation in 2023 as well as highs for solar and wind electricity generation …

Air quality impacts of the Banten-Suralaya complex

🇮🇩 Versi Bahasa Indonesia tersedia di bawah Indonesia’s growth and development in recent years have seen it become the largest economy in Southeast Asia, yet …

China’s new coal power spree continues as more provinces jump on the bandwagon

Coal power continues to expand in China, despite the government’s pledges and goals. In the first half of 2023, construction was started on 37 gigawatts …

India enters an unnecessary coal plant permitting spree in 2023

In 2023, India’s power companies and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change’s Expert Appraisal Committee have ushered in a new coal permitting spree, …

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

China currently produces more than 1 billion tons of crude steel annually, which is more than half of the world’s steel production. The dominance of …

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

Indonesia relies on coal-fired power for 62.5% of its electricity generation. This reliance comes with significant impacts on the country’s air quality and public health, …

The Inconsistent “Coal-Free Pledge” of Korea’s National Pension Service

An analysis on the air pollution and health damage caused by the NPS’ coal investment Among fossil fuels, coal is one of the main culprits …

Air quality impacts of the New Largo coal mine

Air pollution is a major threat to the health of humans and ecosystems worldwide. Particulate matter (PM2.5) in particular is a deadly air pollutant with …

Resolving near-term power shortages in China from an economic perspective

2021 and 2022 saw several provinces in China experience power shortages. As a result, many provincial governments decided to approve and build large amounts of …