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80% of the new coal power investment accounted for by 5 Asian countries

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Despite the fact that renewable energy is cheaper, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Vietnam intend to build over 600 coal power plants, according to Carbon Tracker. Despite demands from UN climate experts for all new coal plants to be scrapped, the investments in one of the most ecologically harmful forms of energy may yield a total of 300 gigawatts of electricity - enough to power the UK more than three times over.