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According to WRI’s estimates, 1,199 new coal-fired plants, with a total installed capacity of 1,401,278 megawatts (MW), are being proposed globally. These projects are spread across 59 countries. China and India together account for 76 percent of the proposed new coal power capacities.

If all of this new capacity is built, using standard thermal efficiencies and capacity factors, I figure this new capacity will put another 10.25 billion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere annually. This is on top of the 35 billion tons already currently released per year.

Note that the heat content of China's coal is about the same as the US, but India's coal has an average heat content somewhat less than the US or China. Germany's lignite has a heat content less than half that of US coal on average. Turkey is worst of all. So Germany and Turkey need to burn much more of their lower grade coal in order to generate the same amount of electricity.

- Pete
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