The Committees’ activities are a cornerstone of EURACOAL’s work.  They elaborate positions on energy, environmental and research policy matters as well as on coal markets.  They also offer EURACOAL Members the opportunity for continuous collaboration, including the improvement of Members’ knowledge and understanding of EU activities and their implications.  Some of the most important activities here include:

  • Access to resources, i.e. no hasty abandonment of mines and the protection of raw materials deposits by the legal system
  • EU Climate Protection policies such as GHG/CO2 Emissions Trading
  • EU policies and regulations to demonstrate carbon capture and storage up to 2020
  • Clean Air policy, as reflected in the Directives on Large Combustion Plants and Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control
  • Management of mining wastes and residues from power plants
  • Water protection, mining activities and groundwater
  • Nature protection and conservation, such as the rehabilitation projects.
Committee Chairman Secretary
Energy Policy Dr.-Ing. George Milojcic Zygmunt Borkowski
Technical Research Dr. Alicja Krzemień Magdalena Chawuła-Kosuri
Environment Philip Garner Bernd Bogalla
Market Dr. Erich Schmitz Mike Bostan