Mapped: Every coal power plant in the world

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Rio Tinto's coal operations in Australia. Copyright © 2014 Rio Tinto (Picture for illustration purposes only)

If you live in a developed country, it’s been clear that the appetite for coal power is falling. Not only has coal been singled out as a primary source of carbon emissions and air pollution, but it’s also been getting phased out in favour of cheap natural gas in some regions around the world. See the animation detailing all coal-fired power plants in the world here.

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