China's New Coal Projects Make Up 90% of Global Total for First Half of 2020: Study -
"Global coal-fired generation capacity saw a net decline of 2.9 gigawatts from January to June, the first drop on record for a six-month period, thanks to plant retirements in Europe and elsewhere."
Why this is important: While pledging to reduce CO2 emissions, China continues to build new coal-fired electric generation plants. Ninety percent of new coal-fired generation plants scheduled to be built in the world are in China – 53.2 GW of new plants are planned. (For comparison, some of the largest U.S. coal-fired generation plants are 3,000 MW.) ...
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