Frequently Asked Questions
IS THERE A QUICK WAY TO LEARN WHAT THE GCEL IS AND HOW IT CAN BE APPLIED?
In the recording of our half-hour webinar, Urgewald staff explains the creation, content and usage of the "Global Coal Exit List" database.
HOW CAN I USE THE DATABASE, FILTERS AND THE SORTING FUNCTION?
Global Coal Exit List
To search for an individual coal company, type the name in the search field. If you are searching for a coal subsidiary, the search entry will lead you to the respective coal parent company. By opening the company’s subsidiaries window you can also see the name of the subsidiary you are looking for.
1. You can filter the companies according to several criteria:
- Installed Coal Capacity > 10,000MW-
- Annual Coal Production > 20 Mio. t
- > 30% Coal Share of Revenue
- > 30% Coal Share of Power Production
- 120 Top Coal Plant Developers
- Any Coal Power Expansion Plans
- Any Coal Mining Expansion Plans
2. You can also filter out regions and countries from our database:
- Country of Headquarters
- Countries of Coal Activity
- Countries of Coal Power Expansion
- Countries of Coal Mining Expansion
3. You can sort the data by:
- Coal (Parent) Company (alphabetically)
- Country/Region of Headquarters (alphabetically)
- Installed Coal Power Capacity (numerically)
- Annual Coal Production (numerically)
- Expansion Plans Coal Power (numerically)
- Coal Share of Revenue
- Coal Share of Power Production
Simply click on the arrow symbol in the category header.
You can also combine different filters. Click on 'Apply' to set them. Press the ‘Reset’ button to erase all previous selections.
When there is no entry in a box, it means that we did not find sufficient information to make one. It does not mean "No" or that the figure is "0" (zero).
Coal Plant Developers Database
To search for an individual coal company, type the name in the search field.
You can filter out regions and countries from our database. In addition, you can filter the data according to several criteria, for instance ‘Coal Share of Power Production’ or ‘Expansion Plans Power’. You can also combine different filters. Click on 'Apply' to set them. Press the ‘Reset’ button to erase all previous selections. There are several options to change the order of the results. Simply click on the arrow symbol in the category header.
You can find details on subsidiaries for some of the listed companies in the download version of the list in the download section.
When there is no entry in a box, it means that we did not find sufficient information to make one. It does not mean "No" (Expansion Plans Mining) or that the figure is "0" (zero).
Important note on expansion figures
In our databases you will find the column ‘Expansion Plans Coal Power’ showing two different numbers for the companies: the 'prorated' number of megawatts planned that avoids double counting and the 'total' number of megawatts each company is involved in via joint ventures.
If you want to see how we calculated those figures, please have a look at our methodology.
HOW CAN I DOWNLOAD THE DATA?
You can download our data as a registered user only. When you are logged in, you will see a download button below the database. By clicking on it, you can download your individual company selection shown on the database site. For downloading our complete lists containing additional information, please visit the download section.
Note to Investors: We offer a special version of the GCEL for the finance industry, containing ISIN numbers. If you are interested in receiving this version, please get in touch with us. Please also consider our Terms & Conditions.
WHY SHOULD I DONATE FOR THE RESEARCH AND WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER?
As you can imagine, a small NGO like Urgewald cannot easily afford to do such an extensive research again and again. The problem is: Only a database that is up-to-date can have an impact. With your donation, you can help us maintaining our in-depth research on the coal universe.
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Please note that Urgewald has ethical guidelines for the handling of donations: We won’t accept donations from the finance industry and from companies that we are campaigning against.
WHY DO I HAVE TO REGISTER BEFORE DOWNLOADING ANY OF THE DATA?
This data is worth a fortune. However, we want to make it available to everybody for free. In turn, we ask you to register. Knowing who accesses and downloads our data helps us to get an understanding of the groups interested in coal divestment. This will fuel our campaigns in the future. Also, we would like to stay in touch with you, so that we can inform you about updates of our database and our coal divestment campaign.
WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN USING AND DISSEMINATING THE URGEWALD RESEARCH AND DATA?
We are happy that you are interested in our research, report and data. But please consider our Terms & Conditions.
Commercial Usage: If users want to use our data for commercial purposes they need to get in touch with us to check our terms of license.
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH MY PERSONAL DATA?
HOW CAN I GET UPDATES?
You can get updates on our data as a registered user only. Please activate the check box “Database Updates” in your user profile or press the “Get Updates!” button below.
WHY DOES AN NGO PUBLISH DATABASES ON THE COAL INDUSTRY?
We are publishing these data because they did not exist before. The reason why they are so powerful is because they give banks and investors the chance to prevent harmful coal investments. Our data also inform NGOs about companies on coal expansion course and enables them to run effective campaigns against environmental destruction.
HOW RELIABLE ARE THE DATA?
We have done our best to make our database as accurate as possible. We have used publicly available information only. Our main sources are annual reports, investor presentations, sustainability reports, investor briefings and the companies’ websites. Unfortunately, there is no consistent way of company reporting and transparency differs greatly between companies. If you believe that you have more accurate data on a company or that something is missing, please contact us.
IS ALL RESEARCH DATA INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE DATABASE?
You can find all our key research data in the online version of the database. Some additional information are included in the download version only, which you can find in the download section.
Note to Investors: We offer a special version of the GCEL for the finance industry, containing ISIN numbers. If you are interested in receiving this version, please get in touch with us.
WILL THE DATABASES BE UPDATED?
We are regularly updating our ‘Coal Plant Developers’ database.