Capacity goes back: coal power in the world is on the retreat

The number of coal-fired power plants has shrunk, according to a study this year in the world for the first time. In the first half of the year, investments of

Capacity goes back: coal power in the world is on the retreat

The number of coal-fired power plants has shrunk, according to a study this year in the world for the first time. In the first half of the year, investments of 18.3 gigawatts of power went to the grid, but the reactors have been placed with more than 21 gigawatts still showed on Monday published a study of the climate protection organizations, "Global Coal Plant tracker" and "Global Energy Monitor".

The decrease was mainly attributable to Europe to 8.3 GW were decommissioned, and another 6 gigawatts are expected to follow in the second half of the year. But also the planning and construction of coal-fired power plants in Southeast Asia is declining significantly– by about 70 percent compared to the average values for the year 2015, it said. Coal-fired power plants account for about 40 percent of global emissions of CO2.

China continues to grow

The global decrease was reported in spite of the new buildings in China: Here were extended accordingly, also in the first half of this year, contrary to the global Trend of the capacity. The Expansion'm doing so far this year 90 per cent of the planned capacity, 86 percent of the housing starts and 62 percent of the putting into operation.

Apart from China, declining global coal power plant fleet since the year 2018.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 04:20

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