China Halts Construction On 150 Gigawatts Of New Coal Power Plants

China’s state-run news agency Xinhua has revealed that China has currently halted construction on new coal-fired power plants in an effort to avoid building over-capacity while simultaneously hoping to promote a cleaner energy mix. The Chinese Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday that China had halted construction on a total …

Global Coal Production Falls 6.2% in the Biggest Decline in History

U.S. President Donald Trump may believe coal is the future, but newly-released statistics by BP state otherwise. According to the data, global coal production fell by an astonishing 6.2 percent last year — the largest annual decline on record. Additionally, consumption decreased for the second year in a row, dropping …

India Cancels Nearly 14 Gigawatts Of Proposed Coal Plants

The transformation of India’s electricity market continues to deliver, as shown this month by the cancellation of 13.7 gigawatts of proposed coal-fired power plants, an admission that 8.6 gigawatts of operating coal is already non-viable, and the parallel move of ever-decreasing solar costs helped along by the country’s record low …

Court Forces Turkish Coal Plant to Suspend Operations

Izdemir coal power station opened in April 2014. Now, a Turkish court has revoked its environmental permit. Without it, the 350MW generator cannot legally run. The judge cited its impact on the ancient Aeolian city of Kyme, a nearby archaeological site that has yet to be fully excavated. Three other …

Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2016

Analysis on coal often tends to be one-sided. But to truly understand the important role that coal plays, for better or worse, in the global energy system, it is critical that we examine both sides of the coin. This means understanding the implications of climate agreements on the future for …