Strategic Development

Portugal shuts last coal-fired power plant

Portugal has announced the closing of its only remaining coal plant, Pego, thereby becoming the fourth country in Europe to complete a coal phase-out, alongside Belgium, Austria and Sweden.

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Coal financing in Africa and Asia shows troubling trend – report

Pockets of funders continue to finance additional coal-fired generation capacity in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Czech Republic must ramp up coal phase-out efforts says IEA

IEA is urging the Czech government to start making better use of the various low-carbon energy sources to drive a secure energy transition.
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China reopening coal mines to meet accelerating demand

Coal-fired power generation in China appears to be ramping up to meet the country's growing demand for electricity.

Bangladesh risks power shortages by canceling ten coal-fired plants

Bangladesh has announced the cancellation of 10 coal-fired power plants in favour of imported hydropower and LNG.
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India faces stranded coal assets as financing dries up

Much of India's 33GW of coal-fired power capacity currently under construction and another 29GW in the preconstruction stage will end up stranded, according to IEEFA.
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Are coal plants heading for extinction?

Coal has been facing backlash from environmental communities for years, however, the atmosphere is becoming increasingly hostile.