Reports & Briefings
Coal briefing #1: Expanding the coal fleet to the East – or sinking it?
- Category: Reports & Briefs
- Published: 15 October 2015
This briefing describes the coal threat in in Southeastern Europe but will also explain why the many coal projects are doomed to fail – either in the planning stage or when realised.
Though the business case for coal is becoming ever weaker, several countries, especially in Southeastern Europe, are in total planning over a hundred new coal power plants. Many of these projects are in Turkey. If all installations are constructed, these economies will be locked into unsustainable and uneconomic coal power for decades to come.