India retired roughly 7.4 gigawatts (GW) and added 82.3 GW of coal power plants under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stint, while China retired 39.4 GW and added 290 GW worth of coal power plants during the helm of President Xi Jingping, a report said on Wednesday.
A Global Energy Monitor report said countries outside of China decreased their total coal power capacity by 8.1 GW, while China increased its coal fleet by 42.9 GW from January 2018 to June 2019.
The report, ‘Out of Step: China is driving the continued growth of the global coal fleet’, is based on plant-by-plant research.
It finds that from 2018 through June 2019, countries outside of China decreased their total coal power capacity due to steady retirements and an ongoing decline in the commissioning of new coal plants. Read More
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