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Even as risks mount for coal worldwide, nearly 1,400 new coal plants or units are planned or under development in 59 countries. If built, these plants would increase coal power capacity by 33%, adding more than 670,000MW to the global coal plant fleet.
Who exactly is developing these new coal plants? German environmental NGO Urgewald and partner NGOs have released a new database at coalexit.org that details the world’s top 120 coal plant developers. The list is meant for the finance industry, which controls how many of the planned, announced, or permitted new coal projects actually move forward – and which has taken a growing interest in the topic.