THE BIG PICTURE: The Coal Pile

About 1,199 new coal-fired facilities (as defined by the World Research Institute)—a total installed capacity of 1,401 GW—were being proposed globally as of July 2012, spread across 59 countries. China and India account for about 76% of the proposed coal power capacities, and Chinese and Indian companies lead the pack of 483 firms proposing to build the new plants. These are the 10 countries leading the global coal power boom. Sources: World Research Institute, International Energy Agency

–Copy and artwork by Sonal Patel, Senior Writer


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