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How coal production and use has changed in Europe

Coal production and use in the European Union fell by a third between 2018 and 2020 as renewables and natural gas replaced fossil fuels, finds Eurostat. Image: Unsplash/Dominik Vanyi

Victoria Masterson

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The number of EU member states producing hard coal fell from 12 in 1990 to two in 2020. Image: Eurostat

The use of brown coal fell a further 33% between 2018 and 2020. Image: Eurostat

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