A villager walks past a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi province, one of the more developed fossil fuel regions. Photo: Reuters
A villager walks past a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi province, one of the more developed fossil fuel regions. Photo: Reuters

China’s expanding coal capacity causes climate impact seen from space

  • Plume of methane detected by European Space Agency near coal mine in Inner Mongolia, suggesting new or expanded activity
  • Dependence on coal has grown as first soaring energy prices and then Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatened economic growth

A villager walks past a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi province, one of the more developed fossil fuel regions. Photo: Reuters
A villager walks past a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi province, one of the more developed fossil fuel regions. Photo: Reuters
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