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As growth slows, China looks to coal for quick-fire stimulus

It has added a total of 42.9 GW in the past 18 months, even as 30 countries have cut their coal fleets

While China positions itself as a green-energy champion, its coal growth plans risk unbalancing the Paris Agreement cuts.


THE chimney stacks churn out a constant grey smoke, and the air reeks of burning coal.

A coal-fired power plant built by Chinese state-owned Zhenhua Oil sits in the countryside amid corn fields, 40 km from Tangshan, the steel capital of China. At full capacity, it produces...

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