Forget Paris: 1,600 New Coal-fired Power Plants are Planned or Under Construction in 62 Countries

Here’s a small sample of how many coal plants there are in the world today.

    • The EU has 468 plants building 27 more for a total of 495
    • Turkey has 56 plants building 93 more total 149
    • South Africa has 79 building 24 more total 103
    • India has 589 building 446 more total 1036
    • Philippines has 19 building 60 more total 79
    • South Korea has 58 building 26 more total 84
    • Japan has 90 building 45 more total 135
    • AND CHINA has 2363 building 1171 total 3534

Here come our AUSTRALIAN politicians that are going to shut down our 6 remaining plants and save the planet!!

Source and read more: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/07/03/forget-paris-1600-new-coal-power-plants-built-around-the-world/

4 thoughts on “Forget Paris: 1,600 New Coal-fired Power Plants are Planned or Under Construction in 62 Countries”

  1. Why are our politicians treating us like mugs?

    Are they trying to be leaders in “how to stuff your country”?

    It’s time to bite the bullet and build more coal fired power stations.

    Maybe public companies could be formed where retirees could invest their super funds to build new coal fire powered stations. Power from those stations would not be supplied to the Greenies, they can use unreliable renewables. Just a thought.

    Here’s a small sample of how many coal plants there are in the world today:

    The EU has 468 plants building 27 more for a total of 495

    Turkey has 56 plants building 93 more total 149

    South Africa has 79 building 24 more total 103

    India has 589 building 446 more total 1036

    Philippines has 19 building 60 more total 79

    South Korea has 58 building 26 more total 84

    Japan has 90 building 45 more total 135

    AND CHINA has 2363 building 1171 total 3534

    AUSTRALIA is planning to shut down their remaining 6 plants and save the planet !!

    Go Australia

    1. I saw a similar article in the Guardian, that leftie rag, same but the only difference was that the G admitted that the story was more than six years old. That means it pre-dates all of the radical shifts in fossil fuel policy following the Paris Agreement signed in late 2015!

      No mention of China’s determination to shut down as many power stations as it builds. No mention of the Central Indian Electricity Authority plan of December 2016, which saw the number of planned coal fired generators slashed by 90%- replaced by a massive shift to 365 GW of new clean energy sources!
      Oh, and by the way, your numbers are so dumb, they actually claim Australia has six coal-fired power stations. God love us! You can’t even get that right! As at 2019, we have 19!

      Who’s pulling it?

  2. Where do we find 79 coal fired power stations in South Africa?
    With a bit of google work I come to no more than 18.
    Of those Medupi and Kusile stations are still under construction.
    And building 24 more looks impressive, but they have a lot of plans there but absolutely no money.
    The only (exept 480MW) state owned operator does not even get enough in to pay for the interest on their debts. (google ‘Eskom debt interest’)
    Hope the rest of the list is more accurate cause I’m on your side with closing powerstations before we have anything sensible (nuclear?) to replace but you have me worried here.

    Kind regards, Sjirk

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