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China Is Planning to Build 43 New Coal-Fired Power Plants. Can It Still Keep Its Promises to Cut Emissions?

Amy Gunia of Time writes on China’s expansion of coal-fired power plants.

The C3 Take
  • Despite goals to be carbon neutral by 2060, China is now planning to build 43 new coal-fired power plants.
  • This increase in coal-fired power plants will likely increase China’s emissions by 1.5%.
  • There is a clear disconnect between China’s climate promises and its actions, which the United States and its allies must hold China accountable for.

“China is leading the world in new coal power plants, building more than three times as much new coal power capacity as all other countries in the world combined in 2020.”

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