Fewer Coal Power Plants Close In 2022 Than In Recent Years

There was no increase in new coal power plants opening, but fewer coal power plants closed in 2022 than in any year since 2015.

Ember's Fourth Annual Data

Global Electricity Review

The truth is revealed

The electricity generated from coal increased by 1.1% last year.

This is consistent with the average growth rate over the past decade.

Statista's Anna Fleck has the latest.

Ember discovered that

While the number of coal power stations opening in 2022 did not increase from 2015, there were fewer coal plants closing than any other year since 2015.

Analysts believe this is due to the countries wanting to keep their backup capacity.

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The data from 78 countries was analysed, which represents 93 percent global electricity demand. Estimated changes were also included for missing data.