IEA Clean Coal Centre: High efficiency low emissions coal power plants

Challenges and opportunities worldwide

It is misleading to view coal power generation on a global basis or suggest that coal use is declining worldwide. There are key regional differences in coal power generation markets that reveal that coal use in Asia is rising significantly. High Efficiency Low Emissions  (HELE) coal technology is available now and being deployed commercially, such as in Germany, India, Japan, Korea, USA and most especially in China. Indeed, a transformation of Asia’s electricity market  is under way with consequential reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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