Global shift: countries and subnational entities phasing out existing coal power plants and shrinking the proposed coal power pipeline

According to recent news reports, coal power is being squeezed between two trends: the shrinking deployment of new coal plants and the accelerating retirement of old coal plants. The combination of shrinking deployment of new power capacity and accelerating retirement of old capacity provides the basis for a worldwide phase-out of coal power generation over the coming decades. This overview provides profiles of specific countries and sub-national entities where new coal power is being constrained or existing coal power is being partially or entirely phased out.