Global Coal Power: where are we, where do we need to go, and how do we get there?

Carbon Tracker is launching our upcoming global coal economics research at COP24, during the UK government’s Powering Past Coal day on 13 December. We will bring together a range of voices critical to the conversation including investors, policy makers, utilities and industry specialists.

The research will provide data on profitability of coal plants, Paris-compliant phase-out schedules, stranded asset risk, and much more. The report will be accompanied by a portal which will visualise the data on a plant-by-plant basis, or aggregated up to the company, country or global level.


11:00 – 11:05 – Introduction and opening remarks: Claire Perry, UK Minister for Energy and Climate Change

11:05 – 11:25 – Matt Gray presentation: Changing Economics of Global Coal Power

11:25 – 11:30 – Possible Video Message from Senator Loren Legarda, the Philippines

11:30 – 12:25 – Panel Discussion

12:25 – 12:30 – Nick Bridge, FCO Climate Ambassador (TBC): Closing remarks


  • Will Gardiner – CEO of Drax
  • Han Chen – National Resources Defence Council (NRDC)
  • Sara Ahmed – Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
  • Matt Gray – Carbon Tracker
  • Moderator: Richard Folland

Download full list of Carbon Tracker public events at COP24