Air pollution and policies to curb climate change are driving coal-burning power plants to the edge of the abyss, according to a new report. Closing them would prevent 22 billion euros in losses by 2030. According to analysts who have done the study in 2030, 97% of coal plants will go into losses. In addition, technological evolution makes it cheaper to build new renewable power plants than to keep coal plants open in the mid-1920s.

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