[Dec. 2017] A recent study of London-based think-tank, Carbon Tracker, claims that currently more than half of the EU’s 619 coal-fired power plants are cash flow negative. This figure is predicted to rise to well over 90% by 2030.
The related report, “Lignite of the Living Dead”, is based on an asset-level model to determine a retirement schedule until 2028 and to understand the financial implications for the current investors.
These findings let the Digital Journal conclude on 9. Dec. 2017 that Over Half of Europe’s Coal-Fired Power Plants are on a ‘Death Spiral‘.