‘Positive trend’ in global efforts to reduce future coal power – think tank report | World News

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.

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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.

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