A labourer shovels coal at a storage site in Hefei, in China’s Anhui province, in 2011. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

War on climate change is doomed if China turns back towards the coalface

  • While last year’s summit in Poland signalled renewed commitment to the fight to curb carbon emissions, recent studies point to China quietly moving back towards coal-fired power and Chinese institutions financing coal plants in other countries

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A labourer shovels coal at a storage site in Hefei, in China’s Anhui province, in 2011. Photo: Reuters
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China is the world’s third-biggest nuclear power producer by capacity. Photo: Handout

China expected to miss target for 2020 nuclear capacity

  • It is forecast to reach 53 gigawatts next year – below targeted 58GW
  • No new approvals for reactors have been granted in past three years amid spiralling costs, project delays and safety concerns
Topic |   Energy

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China is the world’s third-biggest nuclear power producer by capacity. Photo: Handout
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