China’s President Xi Jinping said: “China will strictly control coal-fired power generation projects, and strictly limit the increase in coal consumption over the 14th five-year plan period and phase it down in the 15th five-year plan period.” Photo: Shutterstock China’s President Xi Jinping said: “China will strictly control coal-fired power generation projects, and strictly limit the increase in coal consumption over the 14th five-year plan period and phase it down in the 15th five-year plan period.” Photo: Shutterstock
China’s President Xi Jinping said: “China will strictly control coal-fired power generation projects, and strictly limit the increase in coal consumption over the 14th five-year plan period and phase it down in the 15th five-year plan period.” Photo: Shutterstock

Global climate summit: Xi Jinping clears the air on China’s peak coal-power goal

  • In speech to Earth Summit, Xi says the country’s coal-fired power stations will be strictly controlled and then curtailed
  • Beijing is better to meet the climate promises it has already made rather than set new, more ambitious targets, say experts

Topic |   China and climate change
China’s President Xi Jinping said: “China will strictly control coal-fired power generation projects, and strictly limit the increase in coal consumption over the 14th five-year plan period and phase it down in the 15th five-year plan period.” Photo: Shutterstock China’s President Xi Jinping said: “China will strictly control coal-fired power generation projects, and strictly limit the increase in coal consumption over the 14th five-year plan period and phase it down in the 15th five-year plan period.” Photo: Shutterstock
China’s President Xi Jinping said: “China will strictly control coal-fired power generation projects, and strictly limit the increase in coal consumption over the 14th five-year plan period and phase it down in the 15th five-year plan period.” Photo: Shutterstock
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