More coal power generation closed than opened around the world this year, research finds

Fossil Fuels, Government, Industry, Renewable

China continues to increase its coal power, but in India new construction has ground to a near halt.

The size of the global coal power fleet fell for the first time on record over the first six months of the year, with more generation capacity shutting than starting operation.

Global Energy Monitor, a US research and advocacy group that tracks fossil fuel development, found the closure of coal generators closing, mostly across Europe and in the US, outstripped stations being commissioned, largely in Asia.

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