A frenzy of new mine projects and proposals in some of the world’s gassiest coal seams could emit enough methane to rival the current CO2 emissions from coal plants in the United States, according to new data and modeling from Global Energy Monitor.

For the fourth year in a row, most leading indicators of coal power capacity growth declined in 2019, including construction starts, amount of capacity permitted for construction, and amount of capacity in pre-permit development, according to the Global Coal Plant Tracker.

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) has completed the first comprehensive project-level survey of proposed natural gas infrastructure across the European Union (EU), including gas-fired power plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, and gas pipelines.

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) has completed the first comprehensive project-level survey of proposed natural gas infrastructure across the European Union (EU)1, including gas-fired power plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, and gas pipelines.

India retired roughly 7.4 gigawatts (GW) and added 82.3 GW of coal power plants in one and a half years, while China retired 39.4 GW and added 290 GW worth of coal power plants in this period, a report said.

The number of coal-fired power plants being developed around the world has collapsed in the last three years, according to a report. The number of plants on which construction has begun each year has fallen by 84% since 2015, and 39% in 2018 alone, while the number of completed plants has dropped by more than half since 2015.