Analysis: Global coal power set for record fall in 2019

A Chinese cyclist rides his bicycle past a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China, 20 July 2008.

Global electricity production from coal is on track to fall by around 3% in 2019, the largest drop on record.

This would amount to a reduction of around 300 terawatt hours (TWh), more than the combined total output from coal in Germany, Spain and the UK last year.

The analysis is based on monthly electricity sector data from around the world for the first seven to 10 months of the year, depending on data availability in each country.

Read the full analysis over on Carbon Brief.

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