China Dominates 2020 Coal Plant Development

Source: Global Coal Plant Tracker, January 2021.

While appetite for new coal power investments is slowing throughout most of the world, it is on the rise in China. In 2020, China built over three times as much new coal power capacity as all other countries in the world combined – the equivalent of more than one large coal plant per week. In addition, over 73 gigawatts (GW) of new coal power projects were initiated in China, five times as much as in all other countries, while construction permits for new coal projects also accelerated.

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