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Carbon Brief provides a map of the world’s coal powered plants

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In an outstanding analysis of current use of coal as a source of power, Carbon Brief, has introduced a map showing where the coal powered plants are.

https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-worlds-coal-power-plants

They are remarkably absent from most of the continent of Africa, apart from South Africa, but are still very present in other parts of the world, most being present in the northern hemisphere.

According to Carbon Brief , since 2000, the world has doubled its coal-fired power capacity to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) after explosive growth in China and India. Alarmingly, another 200GW is being built and 450GW is planned.

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