Chinese wind farms will receive about US$422 million in subsidies next year. Photo: AP

China to cut subsidies for renewable power by 30 per cent to US$807 million in 2020

  • Funds will go to wind farms, biomass power generators, distributed solar power operators and solar power projects for poverty alleviation purposes
  • China has been scaling back subsidies to renewable power providers because of a decline in manufacturing costs
Topic |   Climate change

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Chinese wind farms will receive about US$422 million in subsidies next year. Photo: AP
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China has 121.3GW of coal-fired power plants under construction, a US report says. Photo: Reuters

China’s coal-fired power capacity expands, bucks global trend, report says

  • Capacity has increased by about 4.5 per cent in past 18 months, according to US-based research network Global Energy Monitor
  • Environmental groups have accused Beijing of relaxing efforts to curb coal consumption to amid slower economic growth
Topic |   Climate change

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China has 121.3GW of coal-fired power plants under construction, a US report says. Photo: Reuters
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