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Feb. 27, 2023, 1:27 AM

China Approves New Coal Power With Capacity of Entire UK Fleet

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Bloomberg News

China massively accelerated its coal power plans in 2022, quadrupling the number of new permits and approving new capacity equivalent to all the UK’s plants combined.

Local governments permitted 106 gigawatts of new plants, the most since 2015, according to a report from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air and Global Energy Monitor. Construction has already begun on 50 gigawatts, six times more than in the rest of the world combined, the researchers said.

Read more: China Is Doubling Down on Coal Despite Its Green Ambitions

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