Follow the (Taxpayer) Money: Introducing the Global Coal Finance Tracker

Two months after the IPCC special report Global Warming of 1.5°C, and with the start of the COP24 climate conference in Poland, the world is watching to see if countries will shift from expanding to retiring the global fleet of coal-fired power plants. In order to shine light on government financial support for coal plants, CoalSwarm has developed a new tool, the Global Coal Finance Tracker.

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Trevor St Baker, one of Australia’s last true believers in coal power

Trevor St Baker has a decades-long history in Australia’s coal power sector and has emerged as one of the most prominent opponents in the ranks of the power industry of a rapid transition to greater renewables generation. As opposition to renewables from Australia’s largest electricity utilities has faded, St Baker has emerged as one of the few dissenting voices left.

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