The use of coal for the European economy has gradually declined since the 1990s. In their energy plans 21 countries have committed to phase out coal, lignite and peat by 2030.
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- Interactive Tools/Games |European coal regions in transition
- Interactive Tools/Games |How is power generated in Europe? Check out our Power Plant Database
This database of the Joint Research Centre contains information on power plants from 27 EU countries plus the UK, Norway, Switzerland and the western Balkan energy community.
- Videos |Algae biomass for a sustainable and circular bioeconomy in Europe
Algae are a valuable resource for food supplements, cosmetics, fertilisers and fuels. The JRC is compiling and analysing data on sustainable algae production and use in Europe.
- Videos |Track up-to-date progress towards a sustainable EU bioeconomy
To help measure a sustainable circular bioeconomy the JRC, in partnership with other Commission services and external experts, developed the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System.
- Virtual Tours |Take a virtual tour of the Battery Testing Facilities Laboratory
EU scientists ensure that European citizens have access to battery products that are highly efficient, affordable, safe, sustainable, recyclable and globally competitive.
- Infographics |Lithium-ion batteries - scenarios of cost and market growth
Global supply and demand of lithium-ion batteries today and in the future
- Photos |Vehicle Emissions Laboratories of the Joint Research Centre
The JRC's Vehicle Emissions Laboratory based in Ispra comprises major testing facilities capable of conducting emissions tests on on-road vehicles and non-road machines.
- Virtual Tours |Take a virtual tour of the Vehicle Emissions Laboratory
JRC scientists perform tests to determine the amount of key pollutants from the exhaust emissions that may pose a risk to human health and the environment.