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

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

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