TRANSrisk Publication on New coal-fired plants and Paris Agreement

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017 - 14:00

TRANSrisk partner BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change has developed an interesting paper entitled New Coal-Fired Plants Jeopardise Paris Agreement.

The article explores the consequences that the construction of already planned coal-fired plants will have in global greenhouse gas emissions.

More particularly, the study begins with the targets of Paris Agreement and highlights that coal-fired plants which are currently at different stages of construction and planning will make it very difficult to reach it. Moreover, the option of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is also examined. However, even in the scenario that 75% of all coal-fired plants use CCS technologies, it is estimated that emissions would still exceed the 1.5 oC threshold.

The authors of the paper are González-Eguino, M., Olabe, A., Ribera, T. and it is published in Sustainability.

Find the paper online here, and check out the possible global cumulative CO2 emissions from existing, under construction, and planned coal power plants.

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