More Coal Power Generation Closed Than Opened Around The World This Year

"China continues to increase its coal power, but in India new construction has ground to a near halt "

"The size of the global coal power fleet fell for the first time on record over the first six months of the year, with more generation capacity shutting than starting operation.

Global Energy Monitor, a US research and advocacy group that tracks fossil fuel development, found the closure of coal generators closing, mostly across Europe and in the US, outstripped stations being commissioned, largely in Asia.

China, the world’s biggest annual greenhouse gas emitter, continues to dominate coal power development, having built nearly two-thirds of the world’s operating plants and being home to almost 90% of generators under construction. It is home to half the world’s operating coal-fired electricity capacity."

Adam Morton reports for the Guardian August 2, 2020.


"A Giant New Coal-Fired Power Plant Rises in Japan" (Bloomberg)

"Global Coal Power Falls for First Time Even as China Builds More" (Bloomberg)

Source: Guardian, 08/04/2020