The IEA Special Report on Coal in Net Zero Transitions: Strategies for rapid, secure and people-centred change reaffirms that “Reducing coal power sector emissions in line with the 1.5-degree goal means no new development of unabated coal-fired power plants”. In September 2021, E3G analysis found that the scale of the global project pipeline of proposed coal power plants had collapsed by 76% since the Paris Agreement in 2015.

This briefing paper “Approaching the milestone: The impending end of new coal power plant construction” by E3G reviews the latest key trends and datapoints, which confirm that the majority of the world is fast converging on the IEA’s first key milestone of no new coal power plants moving into construction. This briefing provides the latest analysis on the current state of the global landscape of planned new coal power projects. 

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