China Is Still Ramping Up Coal Power
JULY 21, 2022
By Paul Homewood
China is stepping up construction of coal-fired power stations and has ordered an extra 300 million tonnes of the fossil fuel to be mined every year as it apparently contradicts its own climate change commitments.
Beijing approved the construction of 8.63 gigawatts (GW) of coal power in the first quarter of this year, nearly half the amount seen in all last year, according to a report from Greenpeace East Asia.
There is a still a dangerous delusion in the West that China will stick to its promise to phase down coal use after 2026. But year after year, their actions speak otherwise.