2500 New Coal Plants Planned
By Paul Homewood
From the Times:
More than 2,400 coal-fired power stations are under construction or being planned around the world, a study has revealed two weeks after Britain pledged to stop burning coal.
The new plants will emit 6.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and undermine the efforts at the Paris climate conference to limit global warming to 2C. China is building 368 plants and planning a further 803, according to the study by four climate change research bodies, including Ecofys and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. India is building 297 and planning 149.
The study has the list by country in the Annex:
The authors spend a lot of time dreaming up pathways to rapidly close all this and existing capacity soon after 2030. But, as I have pointed out before, none of these countries are going to shut down perfectly efficient modern power plants after just a few years use.