The Wujing coal-electricity power station is seen across the Huangpu River in the Minhang district of Shanghai on August 22, 2022. Photo: AFP
The Wujing coal-electricity power station is seen across the Huangpu River in the Minhang district of Shanghai on August 22, 2022. Photo: AFP

Climate change: China accelerates investments in coal-fired power and steel plants, risking emission goals, report warns

  • China approved between US$26 billion and US$33 billion in coal-based capacity in the first half of 2022 despite falling demand, two climate non-profits say
  • A lack of flexible grid management perpetuates reliance on coal power and creates a perceived need to build more of it, the groups say

The Wujing coal-electricity power station is seen across the Huangpu River in the Minhang district of Shanghai on August 22, 2022. Photo: AFP
The Wujing coal-electricity power station is seen across the Huangpu River in the Minhang district of Shanghai on August 22, 2022. Photo: AFP
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