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Old 11-11-2016, 08:39 AM   #1
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More coal outta China

While you were paying attention to other things,

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China’s government said it would raise coal power capacity by as much as 20% by 2020, ensuring a continuing strong role for the commodity in the country’s energy sector despite a pledge to bring down pollution levels.

In a new five-year plan for electricity released Monday, the National Energy Administration said it would raise coal-fired power capacity from around 900 gigawatts last year to as high as 1,100 gigawatts by 2020. The roughly 200-gigawatt increase alone is more than the total power capacity of Canada.
...basically saying that their pledge on this was, ha-ha-only-kidding.

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Old 11-11-2016, 01:16 PM   #2
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Shouldn't the thread title read "More Coal Into China", then?

Kidding, that's all I got to bitch about today. So far.
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:41 PM   #3
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The pollution comes out.
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:25 AM   #4
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:21 AM   #5
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Financial Times: China ramps up coal power in face of emissions efforts

China has 987 coal plants and has now gone into ramping up construction on 121 more. That's more new plants than the US currently has in operation.

US = 86

EU = 149

Last year China raised its coal output by 25.5GW while the rest of the world lowered its coal output by 2.8GW

China's efforts will easily make all anti-emissions efforts in the US and EU into a pittance

But somehow the outrage is directed at ourselves. Narcissistically we believe we are the only answer when we are not even going to be the source of problem

Undermining our own growth when China is unwilling to do so is clearly suicide

Wasted efforts all around
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:35 AM   #6
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Coal plants in 2018

White = Marked for closing
Yellow = Operating
Red = New

Carbon Brief: Mapped: The world’s coal power plants
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:56 PM   #7
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Old 12-26-2019, 12:04 PM   #8
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Are you saying you'd rather do this? Not me.
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:10 AM   #9
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NYTimes: Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants, Despite the Climate Risks (metered paywall)

Fukushima caused Japan to end its nuclear program (instead of modernizing). So now it's racing to build 22 new coal plants, big ones that...

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would emit almost as much carbon dioxide annually as all the passenger cars sold each year in the United States
California is closing its last nuclear plant in 2024

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