While the Government of Alberta announced its intention to phase out coal by 2030, a shut-down schedule has yet to be unveiled. An accelerated phase-out in a stepwise fashion, as proposed by the Pembina Institute, could avoid approximately an additional 600 premature deaths, 500 emergency room visits, and nearly $3 billion in socio-economic value of avoided health outcomes between 2015 and 2035.
This report discusses key findings by the authors that the potential carbon emissions from the oil, gas, and coal in the world’s currently operating fields and mines would take us beyond 2°C of warming. It then goes on to offer key recommendations to Governments that no new fossil fuel extraction or transportation infrastructure should be built nor be granted any new permits for them.
The following report provides the first comprehensive assessment of current and predicted encumbrances of disease that can be attributed to the burning of coal and other major sources of air pollution in China at the national and provincial levels. It describes the objectives, methods, and results of the GBD MAPS analysis for China and its provinces.
The amount of coal power capacity under development worldwide saw a dramatic drop in the first half of 2016, mainly due to shifting policies in Asia, according to a survey by CoalSwarm’s Global Coal Plant Tracker.