CoalWire 346, April 8, 2021

China’s coal plant building spree saw global capacity rise in 2020; Indian state rules out more coal plants, considers phase-out of existing fleet; Russia short-term slashes coal production forecast; South 32 pays to offload its South African thermal coal mines.

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New Report – Boom and Bust 2021: Tracking the Global Coal Plant Pipeline

NEW REPORT: Record Coal Plant Retirements In The U.S. and EU Offset By China Coal Plant Boom In 2020

 U.S. Coal Retirements Under Trump Exceed Obama

San Francisco, CA–A steep increase in coal plant development in China offset a retreat from coal in the rest of the world in 2020, resulting in the first increase in global coal capacity development since 2015, according to a new report led by Global Energy Monitor (GEM). 

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