Share page with AddThis
30 November 2017

Europe's war on coal: a gain for gas?

The list of European countries setting a target date for the phase-out of coal-fired electricity generation grows longer by the month. On 10 November, Italy – one of the big four European Union economies – joined the fray. Less than a week later 11 European countries confirmed or reaffirmed their intentions as the UK and Canada led the formation of the Powering Past Coal Alliance at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn. Meanwhile, coal power is ensnared in a tightening web of regulations to mitigate carbon emissions and improve the quality of the air people breathe, and much-needed reforms to the EU emissions trading system have just been agreed. This may look like good news for gas – but it is still too early to write the obituary for coal. In Europe’s war on coal, the big battles are yet to come. 

Subscription Benefits

Our three titles – Gas Matters Today, Gas Matters and LNG Business Review – tackle the biggest questions on global developments and major industry trends through a mixture of news, profiles and analysis.

Gas Matters Today

Gas Matters Today's news analysis keeps you fully briefed on the relevant people, companies and events shaping the gas, LNG and wider hydrocarbon industries.

Gas Matters

Gas Matters provides essential context for the global gas industry and wider energy complex, pairing insider insight with broader themes - from geopolitics to macroeconomics to regulatory risk.

LNG Business Review

LNG Business Review gives the insiders view on issues LNG mangers are facing today, written by Gas Strategies' network of LNG experts.

Stay current and search the past

Access news and features published daily*, plus a fully searchable archive.

Available when you need it

Save stories, features, news and interviews and also read offline in the Gas Strategies app.

Stay up-to date

Get real-time access to articles as they are published with alerts for the latest content.

Flexibility

Access content via mobile or tablet, dedicated apps, web browser or customise a downloadable pdf.

Subscribe

For more information please contact the subscriptions team on +44 (0) 20 7332 9981 or [email protected]

*Monday to Friday, excluding UK public holidays.

Share page with AddThis

Did you know that your Internet Explorer Browser is out of date?

Your MS Internet Explorer browser is out of date, and will not be fully compatible with our website. For best browsing experience we recommend that you upgrade your IE browser to a more recent version or use an alternative, more recent browser.