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  • Credit: © Greenpeace Africa / Mujahid Safodien

  • Credit: © Greenpeace Africa / Mujahid Safodien

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New Coal Plants Endanger the Planet

29 June 2017

In November 2015, 197 countries agreed to do everything in their power to limit global warming to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. One month later, in December 2015, the research consortium Climate Action Tracker published a study about new coal plants to be built in the near future. This study comes to a sobering conclusion: “Even with no new construction, emissions from coal-fired power generation in 2030 would still be 150% higher than what is consistent with scenarios limiting warming to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.” Today, more than two years later, many companies are still building new coal power plants. In fact, right now, 1500 new power plant units are being planned at 850 locations worldwide. Visit https://coalexit.org/ for more, or download the report.