Data InsightsCoal power is dying in Western Europe
June 18, 2024Hannah Ritchie

Coal power is dying in Western Europe

Line charts showing the share of electricity from coal in countries in Western Europe.

Coal dominated Europe's electricity mix over the 20th century, but it is quickly dying in many countries in the 21st.

The chart shows the share of electricity that comes from coal for a range of countries in Western Europe. The data comes from Ember.

Transitioning away from coal has helped reduce carbon emissions and local air pollutants.

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