Smoke and steam rising from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi province in 2019. Photo: AP Smoke and steam rising from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi province in 2019. Photo: AP
Smoke and steam rising from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi province in 2019. Photo: AP

China’s vow to cut carbon emissions clashes with plans to expand coal power plants, report says

  • Xi Jinping’s UN pledge to make China carbon neutral by 2060 conflicts with plans to expand the country’s coal-power capacity, two research groups say
  • Next five-year plan for energy should phase out coal-fired power plants and double expansion of wind and solar power, they urge

Topic |   Climate change
Smoke and steam rising from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi province in 2019. Photo: AP Smoke and steam rising from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi province in 2019. Photo: AP
Smoke and steam rising from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi province in 2019. Photo: AP
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