China Coal Capacity Rising

China Coal-Fired Power Capacity Still Rising (Reuters)
David Stanway (Nov. 19): China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 GW, or about 4.5%, in the 18 months to June, connecting new projects to the grid at a time when capacity in the rest of the world shrank, according to a study published on Wed. (Nov. 19)… China also has another 121.3 GW of coal-fired power plants under construction, U.S.-based research network Global Energy Monitor said in its report, nearly enough to power the whole of France. To cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, China has promised an “energy revolution” aimed at dramatically reducing its reliance on coal. It cut coal’s share of the country’s total energy from 68% in 2012 to 59% last year, and researchers predict it will fall to 55.3% by 2020. Absolute coal consumption, however, has continued to increase in line with a rise in overall Chinese energy demand. Link to Content

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