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Poland’s approach to the Paris COP

Poland is a major coal producer. Miners there are well organised and have strong political leverage. There is a big question mark over how the new government want to approach EU climate policy. An analysis.

By Tobiasz Adamczewski

India: Rich in coal but poor in energy

Coal is an important part of India’s energy mix. Local production is not enough: strong demand is attracting imports from Australia and elsewhere. However, India has huge potential for renewable energy.

By Axel Harneit-Sievers

Russia: The land without doubt or debate

Coal is one of the dirtiest industries in Russia. Apart from hydropower, renewable energy is practically non-existent. Civil society groups that might push for more sustainable sources of power are few and far between.

By Vladimir Slivyak