Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Financial Data

What data do you provide?

Carbon Tracker’s coal power workstream has two goals:

  1. Globally no new coal by 2021 and only abated coal by 2040
  2. No unabated coal by 2030 in OCED markets, 2040 for the rest of the world

Our analysis shows that to shut down the global fleet by 2040 a three-fold increase in the number of retirements is needed.

We have built a techno-economic simulation model, which covers ~95% of global operating capacity and ~90% of capacity under-construction. This model provides current and forward-looking estimates of the marginal cost, gross profitability, relative competitiveness, phase-out year and stranded asset risk in a below 2°C scenario. More information on this data and analytics is available at Carbon Tracker’s coal power portal

Where and how do you source your data?

The primary asset-level inventory data builds on the CoalSwarm Global Plant Coal Tracker database (July 2018 update). 

Additional sources are: UN Comtrade; IEA; National reports, statistics and databases, Wood Mackenzie; National statistics, reports; Country experts; Consultancy reports, ICAP, WoodMackenzie Coal Supply Data; EIA; IEA, Ecofys.

Who are the data users?

We propose using CTI’s portal, sector expertise and network to develop an intervention pipeline of planned projects, projects under construction and existing plants that require expensive capex additions. 

CTI’s data and analytics can also be used by investors to identify those utilities which that have the greatest favourability to commit to a Paris-compliant phase-out. 

This analysis will allow campaigners to undertake jurisdiction-specific legal analysis, identifying legal systems conducive to shareholder action (e.g. those allowing shareholders to bring an action on behalf of the company against its directors). These interventions will principally involve use of shareholder rights (e.g. activist shareholder campaigns and shareholder litigation) but could also include financial engineering (i.e. securitisation/SPVs) and systems planning (i.e. renewables integration).

Contacts

mgagliardi@carbontracker.org