Tom McDonnell of Quartz writes that in order for China to reach its lofty climate goals, it first needs to address its coal power plants.
There’s a disconnect between China’s words and China’s actions. While we don’t have anything against coal or lofty goals — just carbon and heavy-handed government — in order to decarbonize by 2060, China would need to stop building coal-fired power plants. Instead, China is rapidly building new coal-fired capacity, so much that their new capacity alone is more than the United States’ existing capacity.
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