There are more than 4,000 coal power plants globally. Now you can track every one and see if they’re closing—or if countries are adding more.
Over roughly a decade, 256 coal power plants in the U.S. have closed. During the Trump administration, more coal power capacity was retired than during any other presidency, despite Trump’s rhetoric about saving the industry. Another 58 plants are on track to be retired by 2030. But at the same time, new coal plants continue to be built in countries such as India and China.