Environmental targets and soaring coal prices have made the fuel a less attractive proposition. Photo: Xinhua Environmental targets and soaring coal prices have made the fuel a less attractive proposition. Photo: Xinhua
Environmental targets and soaring coal prices have made the fuel a less attractive proposition. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese coal plant approvals slump after Xi Jinping pledges to scale down fossil fuel

  • The total generating capacity approved by provincial governments fell by almost 80 per cent in the first six months of the year, according to Greenpeace
  • The Chinese President has promised that coal consumption will peak by 2025 as part of a drive to make the country carbon neutral by 2060

Topic |   Climate change
Environmental targets and soaring coal prices have made the fuel a less attractive proposition. Photo: Xinhua Environmental targets and soaring coal prices have made the fuel a less attractive proposition. Photo: Xinhua
Environmental targets and soaring coal prices have made the fuel a less attractive proposition. Photo: Xinhua
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