Responding to Glasgow Climate Pact: coal phase-down of unabated coal power plant.
How to achieve net zero emission is a major political challenge policy-makers are confronted with. One of the sectors that has a critical role in net zero emission endeavor is the energy sector. Among energy sub-sectors the most important one is power generation. A major challenge in decarbonizing this sector in support to the achievement of a net zero economy is how to deal with existing coal-dominant power system. Basically, there are two alternatives to decarbonize it i.e., to phase down coal or to continue relying with coal but equipped with car-bon capture and storage (CCS) technology. Both choices have their own challenges.