According to a report from Carbon Tracker, coal power generators in Europe face losses of €6.6 billion this year as plunging renewable energy costs and cheap natural gas cut use of coal to a record low.
Gwede Mantashe, South Africa’s Mines and Energy Minister, has announced the country’s plan to boost electricity generation over the next decade, in which coal will continue to play a major role.
India’s state-owned NTPC has announced that it has added two 660MW units each at Tanda and Khargone thermal power plants.
The 2000MW coal-fired Cottam power station in the UK has ceased operation.
Ground has been broken on the Hunutlu Thermal Plant in the coastal town of Yumurtalik in the province of Adana in Turkey.
Vistra Energy has announced that it will close four coal-fired power plants in Illinois to comply with tighter emissions requirements.
China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC) has successfully started commercial operation of its 1320MW coal-fired power plant built under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) early harvest project.
Ten US environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, arguing its rules for addressing power plant pollution are insufficient to the point that they violate federal law.
RWE has announced that it will be closing its coal-fired 1.56GW Aberthaw power plant by March 2020, due to what it describes as “challenging market conditions.”
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has said that coal-fired plants continue to close in the USA, with 13GW of coal-fired generation capacity being retired in 2018.