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U.S. Coal Plant Closures Continue, While China Rapidly Builds More

Darrell Proctor writes for Power about coal plant closures in the United States.

The C3 Take
  • 23% of America’s coal-fired capacity is set to shut down this year according to the Energy Information Administration.
  • Meanwhile, China is planning to build 43 new coal-fired power plants over the next several years and is developing three times more coal-fired generation than the rest of the world combined.
  • Meaningful climate progress requires a global focus with solutions that export American clean energy abroad.

“China announced the new-builds during the first half of this year, despite the country’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2060. Chinese officials have said they are looking at an emissions peak for the country before 2030.”

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