Breathing new life into old coal plants

New Energy World

New Energy World

November 9, 2022

As the dirtiest of the fossil fuels, ending the use of coal-fired power stations is imperative for achieving net zero. TerraPraxis' co-founders and Managing Partners, Kirsty Gogan believe they have a solution to accelerate this process whilst meeting energy needs.

As the dirtiest of the fossil fuels, ending the use of coal-fired power stations is imperative for achieving net zero. TerraPraxis' co-founders and Managing Partners, Kirsty Gogan believe they have a solution to accelerate this process whilst meeting energy needs.

As of 2022, the world has more than 2 TWe of coal-fired electric power plants, contributing almost one-third of global net annual CO2 emissions. Despite the international agreement reached at COP26 in Glasgow last year – to ‘phase down’ coal use – global coal consumption is booming and continues to hit record highs.

Repowering existing coal plant infrastructure is the largest single carbon abatement opportunity on the planet and could greatly accelerate the clean energy transition. Read this article to learn how.

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