A bird flies past smoke from the chimney of a coal-fired power station. Photo: AP
A bird flies past smoke from the chimney of a coal-fired power station. Photo: AP
Energy

Vietnam to Indonesia: the Asian countries hit hardest by China’s clampdown on new coal-fired power plants overseas

  • Xi Jinping has pledged to the UN that China will no longer build coal-fired power plants overseas, leaving projects across Asia at risk of cancellation
  • While the decision will be disruptive for some, it will have a positive long-term effect as Asian countries will have to find greener sources of fuel sooner rather than later

A bird flies past smoke from the chimney of a coal-fired power station. Photo: AP
A bird flies past smoke from the chimney of a coal-fired power station. Photo: AP
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