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China reverts to its dirty coal ways


Coal-fired power plants that belch pollution and contribute to global warming were supposed to be phased out in a more environmentally sensitive China. In recent years, Chinese officials have spun and won applause for new clean environment narratives at various climate change and other environmental events and fora. But the facts on the ground increasingly … Continue reading

China fires up coal power plant construction


China approved nearly 10 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired power generation capacity in this year’s first quarter, roughly equal to the amount approved for all of last year, amid a broader scramble to jumpstart an economic hobbled by the Covid-19 epidemic. Investment in infrastructure like power generation has played an important part in China’s rapid … Continue reading

In China, coal creeps back in as slowing economy overshadows climate change ambitions


China is building more coal-fired power plants and approving dozens of new mines, despite assurances from the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter that it was serious about fighting climate change. China’s 2021-2030 policy plans are under close scrutiny as the United Nations climate change conference gets under way in Madrid, especially after a new UN … Continue reading

Green no more: China set for massive coal expansion


China has enough coal-fired power plants in the pipeline to match the entire capacity of the European Union, driving the expansion in global coal power and confounding the movement against the polluting fossil fuel, according to a report. The nation has almost 148 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity under active construction or likely to be resumed … Continue reading

China’s new energy agenda: coal power will be top priority


China has signalled that coal power will be a top priority within national energy policy as the government prepares its next Five Year Plan (2021-25). On 11 October, Premier Li Keqiang chaired a meeting of the National Energy Commission in Beijing that emphasised China’s energy security and coal utilisation and downplayed the importance of a rapid transition … Continue reading

China leads the world in future coal-power projects


China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is ready to massively boost its coal-powered energy supply with the total of future projects now standing at 226.2 gigawatts (GW). That is more than twice the amount of fresh capacity planned for India, according to data published Thursday by environmental groups. The projects approved by China … Continue reading

China plans 200 new coal-fired power plants


China’s total planned coal-fired power projects now stand at 226.2 gigawatts (GW), the highest in the world and more than twice the amount of new capacity on the books in India, according to data published by environmental groups on Thursday (Sept 19). This means China will build approximately 200 new coal-fired power plants inside China, … Continue reading

China provided $1 billion of so-called ‘green’ finance to coal projects in first half of the year


Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in “green” financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a review of financial data showed, with fossil fuels still playing a major role in Beijing’s energy strategy. According to Shanghai-based financial data provider Wind, 7.4 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in green corporate and … Continue reading

China’s heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world


The average surface temperature in China has increased by 0.23°C (0.4°F) each decade of the last 65 years, said a Chinese government official—twice the average pace of warming everywhere else on the planet. This isn’t the first time the Chinese government has quantified the effects of global warming on its environment. However, today’s remarks are a … Continue reading

China: Beijing to enforce use of clean coal in anti-pollution drive


China‘s capital city, Beijing, will enforce the use of cleaner low-sulphur coal from August 1st in a bid to tackle the soaring levels of air pollution that frequently clog the country’s major cities, the official Xinhua media agency said on Saturday. Beijing will implement strict controls and targets for airborne sulphur from coal, Xinhua said, … Continue reading

Mongolia’s Coal Riches Causing Diplomatic Nightmare with Russia, China


Mongolia boasts huge deposits of coal, copper, gold, uranium and many other rare minerals, and is opening up its vast resources to the world; this has however led to many diplomatic problems for the Asian nation. Mongolia is unfortunately situated between Russia and China, and with no coast it relies on passing through these two … Continue reading

Conservation, reduction in energy use is missing


China has an impressive plan to become more sustainable as can be seen from the draft report China’s National Energy Strategy and Reform. In this report the word conservation is mentioned 76 times and yet not once with regard to real implementation or the reduction of building new power plants or coal and petroleum use … Continue reading

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