Our data in action: Asset stranding in the power sector

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"High concentrations of asset owners exposed to stranded assets in the power sector may trigger climate policy resistance,” finds Dr. Angelika von Dulong. The study, published just a few weeks ago in Nature Communications, focuses on understanding the possible distribution of stranded assets and the asset owners exposed to stranding risks, particularly in the context of the "well-below 2°C" Paris Agreement goal.

The research relies on asset-based power sector data from Asset Impact. Using Asset Impact's data on operating capacity, plant age, location, and ownership structure, combined with scenarios from the International Energy Agency's [tag on linkedin] World Energy Outlook, the study finds that almost 2,800 GW of fossil fuel-fired power plant capacity must be stranded globally between 2021 and 2050 to be in line with the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario.

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