While we in this country are bickering about the closure of the last four coal-fired power stations this is happening. Six hundred new coal-fired power stations are planned to be built in five Asian countries. British think tank Carbon Tracker reports this in a new report.
According to Carbon Tracker, there are large-scale plans for generating coal power in Asia. It concerns plans for 368 new coal-fired power stations in China, 92 in India, 107 in Indonesia, 14 in Japan and 41 in Vietnam. The Netherlands has four coal-fired power stations that will be shut down before 2030 at the latest.