• Boom and Bust 2017

CoalWire 175, March 23, 2017

Global coal plant pipeline withers; 2030 end for coal at Amsterdam port; Japan coal power set to slide.

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NEW REPORT: Global Coal Plant Development Freefall Sparks Renewed Hope On Climate Goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of coal-fired power plants under development worldwide saw a dramatic drop in 2016, mainly due to shifting policies in Asia, according to a new report released today by Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and CoalSwarm. The report, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline, is the third annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline. Its findings include a 48 percent decline in overall pre-construction activity, a 62 percent drop in new construction starts, and an 85 percent decline in new Chinese coal plant permits.

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CoalWire 174, March 16, 2017

Polish mine rejected; Indian port ordered to curb coal dust; coal threat to South Africa’s white rhinos.

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CoalWire 173, March 9, 2017

UK coal use plunges; US shift accelerates; financial crisis looms for Indian utilities; South African court win..

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