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Article: Countries Worldwide Propose to Build 1,200 New Coal Plants - Canada Free Press

Nov 30th, 2012

While the war on coal is working, reducing coal generation and consumption and associated carbon dioxide emissions here in the United States, many world economies are looking towards coal for future generation needs.

China, India, Russia, and Germany, to name a few, are building coal-fired power plants. Worldwide coal plant construction¬ grew¬ 5.4 percent¬ over the past year and now represents about 30 percent of installed capacity. According to the World Resources Institute,¬ almost 1,200 coal-fired power plants are in the planning stages (a capacity of 1.4 million megawatts) and over three-quarters of them are to be built in China and India, where over 500,000 megawatts each are currently planned forconstruction.

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