Despite overcapacity, plans for coal power steadily expanded in China last year after the NEA relaxed restrictions on new coal power plants in 2019. Photo: AFP Despite overcapacity, plans for coal power steadily expanded in China last year after the NEA relaxed restrictions on new coal power plants in 2019. Photo: AFP
Despite overcapacity, plans for coal power steadily expanded in China last year after the NEA relaxed restrictions on new coal power plants in 2019. Photo: AFP
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China’s energy watchdog under fire over pollution failures

  • Central government inspectors say the National Energy Administration did not enforce environmental standards, particularly on coal power
  • NEA has deadline to report back on how it plans to remedy the situation

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Despite overcapacity, plans for coal power steadily expanded in China last year after the NEA relaxed restrictions on new coal power plants in 2019. Photo: AFP Despite overcapacity, plans for coal power steadily expanded in China last year after the NEA relaxed restrictions on new coal power plants in 2019. Photo: AFP
Despite overcapacity, plans for coal power steadily expanded in China last year after the NEA relaxed restrictions on new coal power plants in 2019. Photo: AFP
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