China has been promoting the development of green energy sources such as solar and wind. Photo: Xinhua

China plans measures to boost revenues for renewable power companies

  • It follows decision to cut renewable power subsidies and plans to stop funding large solar power stations and onshore wind farms
  • Renewable firms still struggling to produce power as cheaply as coal plants
Topic |   Energy

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China has been promoting the development of green energy sources such as solar and wind. Photo: Xinhua
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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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