China accounts for about half of the world’s coal consumption and is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Photo: AP
China accounts for about half of the world’s coal consumption and is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Photo: AP

Phasing out coal power and meeting climate goals by 2050 ‘totally doable’ for China

  • Study suggests ‘low-hanging fruit’ be retired and operating hours of other plants gradually cut by 2050 to keep warming to within 2 degrees Celsius
  • With financial support and careful planning it could be kept to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to researchers

China accounts for about half of the world’s coal consumption and is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Photo: AP
China accounts for about half of the world’s coal consumption and is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Photo: AP
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