I appreciate the link. However, could you differentiate between proposed / planned construction and actual plants under construction? Investments being what they are, there are many incentives for a company to project future ‘plans’ as if they were already (or almost) signed contracts. To cite a plannned project is a good way to invite investment in it but failing to attract said investments will often mean cancellation of the planned project.
A careful (or even a casual) reading of the article shows mainly speculation rather than specifics. It is one thing to cite a plant under construction in an actual locality but another thing to say that some unknown source claims such projects will be built.
It is very likely that few of these supposed coal fired plants will be built in places like Egypt where solar would seem the preferred energy source but if you or that author or the source that supposedly tracks such plans that were cited, could show actual confirmed construction then that would be significant!
Both China and recently India have officially cancelled plans to build hundreds of new coal fired plants. China first with India’s announcement following more recently. These were announcements put out by the respective governments and very much different than this rather broad speculation of possible future planned construction (with no specifics nor localities much less companies involved offering any confirmation) none of which is actually happening now!