Energy Transition

Coal-powered electricity reached an all-time high in 2021 - here's what you need to know

In 2021, coal-fired electricity generation reached a global all-time high. Image: Unsplash/Johannes Plenio

Bruno Venditti

Writer, Visual Capitalist

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Visualisation of global coal consumption.
Over 40 nations have agreed to phase out coal in the coming years. Image: Visual Capitalist

Chart showing global top consumers of coal.
China has the highest global coal consumption. Image: Visual Capitalist

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