Thousands of heavy-duty trucks loaded with coal extending as long as 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a road in the Gobi desert. Photo: Reuters
Thousands of heavy-duty trucks loaded with coal extending as long as 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a road in the Gobi desert. Photo: Reuters

China faces uphill battle in coal transition, but ditching fossil fuel crucial to stave off climate change impact: IEA

  • China accounts for over half of the 2,185 gigawatts global coal‐fired power capacity, according to the IEA
  • Global coal demand has been stable at near record highs – averaging around 5,500 million tonnes per year for the past decade

Thousands of heavy-duty trucks loaded with coal extending as long as 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a road in the Gobi desert. Photo: Reuters
Thousands of heavy-duty trucks loaded with coal extending as long as 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a road in the Gobi desert. Photo: Reuters
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