27 Apr '16, 3pm

China puts the brakes on construction of 200 coal-fired power plants

China puts the brakes on construction of 200 coal-fired power plants

Those planned power plants would have produced 105 gigawatts of power, which is more than the total energy-generating capacity of Britain. China consumes more coal than any other nation, at around 5.5 billion tons annually. Until recently, China has maintained ambitious plans to increase coal-fired energy production, but the government has changed its tune on the heels of the COP21 climate agreement, in which representatives from 170 countries around the world pledged a commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boosting renewable energy in an attempt to offset the effects of global warming. For China’s part, leaders have previously said the country would

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