Plans for than 150 gigawatts’ worth of coal plants were scrapped in the first half of 2016, according to data from CoalSwarm, a wiki project that collects data on coal projects worldwide. Nearly all of that capacity was slated for Asia, the region with the strongest growth rates for coal. In the past six years, more than 750 gigawatts of coal capacity has been canceled globally. Currently, there are nearly 2,000 gigawatts of coal in operation globally, with 900 gigawatts in China. China has canceled about 200 gigawatts in planned capacity over the past six years.

– via Greentech Media / Katherine Tweed


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