24 Mar '15, 5pm

Beijing to shut down all major coal plants by 2016

In a July 2014 announcement, China’s chief of the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety, Song Yuanming said the country also plans to close more than 2,000 of its smaller coal mines by the end of 2015. Currently, China gets about 64 percent of its electricity from coal (compared to about 30 percent in the U.S.) – so closing coal plants is a key step in the country’s plans to cut is pollution. At the same time, China is investing in hydroelectric, solar and wind power while seeking to rebuild its nuclear energy program.

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