China’s “no new coal overseas” policy has already had a significant impact on the coal power pipeline in the rest of the world. The newly released guidelines for greening the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) from China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) provide clearer guidance on the scope of President Xi’s pledge. CREA analysed […]
by Isabella Suarez (CREA) and Russell Gray (GEM) As countries pivot away from coal towards cleaner and increasingly cost-competitive renewable energy, the pipeline of coal outside of India and China is collapsing. China’s recent pledge to “not build new coal-fired power projects abroad” solidifies the global financial trend away from coal. Without Chinese financial support, […]
by Sunil Dahiya & Shivansh Ghildiyal The issue of coal shortage has once again been dominating the headlines in India. Despite many pro-coal reforms that India has taken in the past years, the issue of shortage does not seem to be getting resolved and has become a ritual event every year or every other year. […]
Power generation from zero-carbon sources avoided a gas bill of €33 billion across the European Union (EU) in the first three months of the gas shortage (July-September), as well as €2.3 (£2.0) billion in Great Britain, according to our new analysis. The share of zero-carbon generation in the region reached an all-time high of 66% […]
Data analysis by CREA finds that South Africa’s national utility Eskom has become the largest emitter of health-harming sulfur dioxide in the world, surpassing the entire power sector emissions of any country in the world, except for India. These emissions contribute to high levels of ambient air pollution and to air pollution-related deaths in South […]
Cities are at the centre of the transition from coal to clean energy, accounting for approximately two-thirds of global primary energy use. They are already leading the way by actively phasing out coal, shifting demand to clean energy and accelerating renewable energy generation. C40 mayors have committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement through […]
The Chinese government has today unveiled the summary of the country’s five-year plan for 2021 to 2025, amid a heavy smog in Beijing. Among other things, the plan sets a target of “basically eliminating” heavy air pollution days by 2025. As China is responsible for almost 30% of global energy sector CO2 emissions, and emissions […]
In a surprise announcement at the UN General Assembly, chairman Xi declared that China will aim to peak CO2 emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 – the earlier pledge was for emissions to peak “around” 2030 with no word of what would happen after. While any increase in ambition is a positive signal, the upcoming five-year plan will be a key test of what the new pledge means in practice.
The recent ash spills in Singrauli region shows significant mixing of ash into the Rihand reservoir endangering the health of public and entire ecosystem.