HEAL’s campaign Prescription for a Healthy Energy Future for Europe shines a light on the health benefits the transformation of the energy sector will bring, and bring to the forefront those areas where change is urgently needed to contribute to treating the symptoms of climate change. We bring together evidence and stories of 20 of Europe’s most health-problematic coal power plants, and develop solutions together with health experts and those whose health is affected by coal pollution.

The energy sector is a major contributor to global heating and pollution.

Coal power plants are not only a major contributor to global warming with the release of CO2, they also emit thousands of tons of hazardous air pollutants, which harm our health. Air pollution is the top environmental risk to health in Europe and globally.

The prescription for a health energy future campaign is treating these 20 coal power plants across the European Region because the air pollution they cause has very real consequences – such as these examples illustrate.

A wide range of medical professionals across the Europea Region support our campaign. Want to see more? Here are all of their quote cards.

Check out a complete list of the coal power plants our campaign focuses on, including our handy health fact cards in different languages. They can also be downloaded here

HEAL’s 20  prescription plants in 2019/2020

BulgariaBobov Dol
BulgariaMaritsa East
PolandBełchatów I, II
PolandOstrołęka C
ItalyBrindisi Sud
Bosnia-Herzegovina (Western Balkans)Tuzla
Serbia (Western Balkans)Kostolac
Serbia (Western Balkans)Nikola Tesla
TurkeyMugla city (Yatağan, Yeniköy & Kemerköy)
TurkeyAlpu (Eskisehir city)
TurkeyCenal (Çanakkale city)