Coronavirus ‘accelerating closure’ of ageing fossil-fuelled power plants

The pandemic has helped boost renewable energy up the agenda. Image: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Josh Gabbatiss

Author, Carbon Brief


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Energy investment is set to fall by a fifth in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Image: IEA.
Coronavirus is already contributing to the retirement of some older power plants and facilities. Image: IEA
Breakdown of clean energy investment by sector. Image: IEA
Global investment in the power sector by technology. Image: IEA
Oil is expected to see the biggest decline in investment activity this year. Image: IEA

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