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After a decade of unprecedented expansion, the amount of coal power capacity under development worldwide saw a dramatic drop in 2016, mainly due to shifting policies and economic conditions in China and India, according to a survey by CoalSwarm’s Global Coal Plant Tracker. The drop occurred in all stages of coal plant development, including preconstruction planning, construction starts, and in-progress construction.

The 4 satellite photos on the report cover, taken at yearly intervals from April 2012 to October 2016, showing frozen construction at the Cuttack KVK Nilachal power station in Odisha state, India © Google Earth

As explained in this report, construction is currently frozen at over 100 locations in China and India.

READ THE REPORT >> Boom-And-Bust_2017_REPORT

 

Boom And Bust 2017 report cover © Greenpeace