China promotes coal

China promotes coal in setback for efforts to cut emissions
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-promote…
China is promoting coal-fired power as the ruling Communist Party tries to revive a sluggish economy…

Official plans call for boosting coal production capacity by 300 million tons this year, according to news reports. That is equal to 7% of last year’s output of 4.1 billion tons, which was an increase of 5.7% over 2020…

Coal is important for “energy security,” Cabinet officials said at an April 20 meeting that approved plans to expand production capacity, according to Caixin, a business news magazine.

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China is planning for increase coal production because of declining import. with a sluggish economy they are not going to consume more coal.

Jaak

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China is planning for increase coal production because of declining import. with a sluggish economy they are not going to consume more coal.

This being April, we obviously don’t know how much coal China will consume this year.
We do know that:

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  • Late last year China began construction of 33 gigawatts worth of coal-fired power plants, the most since 2016

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But how many coal plants closed in 2021 and how many will close in 2022?

Posting half the story is rather empty information!

Jaak

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