India has increased coal capacity by 82.3 Gw, China by 290 GW: Report


India has increased coal capacity by 82.3 Gw, China by 290 GW: Report

India retired roughly 7.4 gigawatts (GW) and added 82.3 GW of coal power plants in one and a half years, while China retired 39.4 GW and added 290 GW worth of coal power plants in this period, a report said on Wednesday.

A Global Energy Monitor report from January 2018 to June 2019 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.

The report, ‘Out of Step: China is driving the continued growth of the global coal fleet’, is based on plant-by-plant research. Read more

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