New data released by the European Commission today for the EU emissions trading scheme reveals the ten largest carbon emitters in Europe for 2013. Five of the ten installations – all of which are coal or lignite fired power stations – are in Germany, with a further two (Drax and Eggborough) in the UK, one in Greece and one in Italy. But the title for biggest emitter goes to Poland’s Elektrownia Bełchatów power station, emitting 12% more than its next competitor. At 5GW of capacity, it is the largest thermal power station in Europe, and the fourth largest fossil fuelled power station in the world. It provides around a fifth of Poland’s power.