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Coal generation pipeline falls through 2016

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A new assessment from CoalSwarm suggests that the pipeline for new coal-fired generation has shrunk by 14% since the beginning of this year on new restrictions in China and an Indian slowdown. The results were reported by CoalSwarm’s Global Coal Plant Tracker.

According to the assessment, the overall coal plant pipeline dropped from 1090 GW at the beginning of 2016 to 932 GW in July – a fall of some 158 GW or around the entire coal-fired generating capacity of the EU (around 162 GW).

In addition, there is a further 350 GW of coal-fired power generation under construction.

The largest drop in pre-construction was recorded in China (114 GW), followed by India (40 GW). But the two countries continue to lead the way in terms of proposed coal plant with China’s coal pipeline totalling 406 GW pre-construction and 205 GW under construction.

India’s coal pipeline now stands at 178 GW with a further 65 GW under construction.

Beyond these two Asian giants, Turkey leads the way with 70 GW of planned coal generation and 3.6 GW under construction, Indonesia has 39 GW planned and 8.2 GW under construction and Vietnam has 30.6 GW planned and 15.8 GW under construction.

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