Comparing the status of Chinese-backed coal-fired power plants in January 2017 and 2021 by project and country, we found that a wave of project cancellations has hit China-backed coal power investments: 4.5 times as much capacity has been shelved or cancelled than entered into construction.
The ‘Special Report: Managing Air Quality Beyond COVID-19‘ for the Philippines, co-released with Greenpeace, contains CREA analyses that found air quality improvements as a result of the measures to contain COVID-19 rebounded in the country’s capital. The first 30 days of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila saw fine particulate matter (PM2.5) drop to […]
Isabella Suarez and Lauri Myllyvirta The widespread threat of COVID-19 globally has seen Southeast Asian countries responding with varying degrees of lockdowns and community quarantines. The slowdown in economic and social activity has resulted in an overall reduction in urban emissions and electricity demand. In a region where 7 of the 11 nations are among […]