The global effort to end reliance on coal power has a “positive trend”, according to a think tank report, as the world looks ahead to the COP26 climate summit.
Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) released a report on the “collapse” of the new coal power plant projects since the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
E3G examined the global “pipeline” of projects – coal power facilities that have been proposed and are waiting to be designed, licenced, built or started up.
The report states that, in the past six years, 76% of the “pipeline” by forecasted power generation has been cut worldwide.
It adds that 42 countries have committed to a “no new coal” future – and another 41 are in a position to make the change as they have cancelled their pipeline.