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BEIJING • When China halted plans for more than 100 new coal-fired power plants this year, even as US President Donald Trump vowed to “bring back coal” in America, the contrast seemed to confirm Beijing’s new role as a leader in the fight against climate change.
However, new data on the world’s biggest developers of coal-fired power plants paints a very different picture: China’s energy companies will make up nearly half of the new coal generation expected to go online in the next decade.
These Chinese corporations are building or planning to build more than 700 new coal plants at home and around the world, some in countries that today burn little or no coal, according to tallies compiled by Urgewald, a Berlin-based environmental group. Many of the plants are in China, but by capacity, about a fifth of these new coal power stations are in other countries.
H/t reader kevin a.
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H/t reader Squodgy:
“Classic case of Chickens coming home to roost.
Since the establishment decided to take over the Middle East, killing hundreds of thousands in the process and leaving the region devastated, all for the furthertment (http://www.yourdictionary.com/furtherment) of israel, Americans have conveniently either kicked ass from their hummers & A-10’s or just distanced themselves, whilst the rest of the world is set up for revenge attacks, either government orchestrated or genuine retribution.”
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