Most of the new coal-fired power stations in Asia will be uneconomic ©  AerialPerspective Images/Getty Images
Most of the new coal-fired power stations in Asia will be uneconomic © AerialPerspective Images/Getty Images

Five Asian countries urged to ditch coal

30 June 2021

Five Asian countries are building 80% of the world’s planned new coal-fired plants, putting Paris climate goals at risk, a report has found.

The report from think tank Carbon Tracker said China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam planned to build more than 600 new units with a combined capacity of over 300 gigawatts (GW).

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