Coal still accounts for 64 per cent of the electricity generated in China’s power sector. Photo: AP
Coal still accounts for 64 per cent of the electricity generated in China’s power sector. Photo: AP

A reprieve for coal? Xi Jinping urges ‘realism’ on China’s road to carbon goals

  • Green transition can’t be made overnight and progress must be steady, he says
  • Focus on stability comes as fossil fuel use rises and Russia’s invasion pushes up energy prices

Coal still accounts for 64 per cent of the electricity generated in China’s power sector. Photo: AP
Coal still accounts for 64 per cent of the electricity generated in China’s power sector. Photo: AP
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