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China 2023 coal power approvals rose, putting climate targets at risk.

In 2023, China authorized 114 GW more of coal power capacity, a 10% increase over the previous year. According to a research issued on Thursday, the country's top carbon polluter may not be able to fulfill its climate pledges as a result of authorizing multiple new plants.
To peak emissions that contribute to climate change by 2030, China has committed to “strictly control” the amount of new coal-fired production capacity and has connected a record number of new wind and solar plants to the grid.



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  • Princess

    5 w

    This is alarming and poses a significant threat to global climate targets.

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    • winnie nguru

      6 w

      Why is China doing the opposite of what it ought to be doing? When will we ever progress if we keep going 10strides backwards?

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      • We Don't Have Time

        6 w

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        • George Kariuki

          6 w

          This inconsistency raises concerns about the nation's genuine commitment to its climate targets and undermines global efforts to address climate change.

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          • Kevin

            6 w

            China is really going on a downward spiral and needs to be put its house in order

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            • Richard Burkhill

              7 w

              Does anyone know why? When I lived there 4 years ago, they approved the closure of so many coal plants that I believe they became the biggest investor of solar overnight! It literally solved the seasonal pollution issue overnight?

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              • walter lungayi

                7 w

                This is so heartbreaking since it poses a significant threat to global climate targets. This move contradicts efforts to reduce carbon emissions and transition towards cleaner energy sources.

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  6 w

                  @walter_lungayi Superpower nations should lead as examples to the rest of the globe in investing in clean and renewable energy not the other way around.

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  7 w

                  This is not good for the planet, and China being a developed country should do away with coal production and shift to cleaner energy

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    7 w

                    China being a super country they should atleast consider using alternative sources of energy that are less harmful to the environment

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      6 w

                      @jane_wangui I agree, China should lead as an example considering their advancement in economy and technology.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      7 w

                      Disappointing news, these approvals must be stopped, let the coal stay in the ground

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                      • Joseph Githinji

                        7 w

                        @elizbeth_gathigia I agree, coal power is harmful to the environment.

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                      • Ann Nyambura

                        7 w

                        This is disappointing! Without stricter controls and a shift towards cleaner energy, achieving emissions reduction goals will remain challenging.

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          7 w

                          @ann_nyambura_542 Truly disappointing, China must turn this around.

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          7 w

                          This is a bad call by China that will increase carbon emmisions hence a danger to the environment. Coal energy is not safe for consumption and this project must be stopped by all means possible.

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                          • Rotich Kim

                            7 w

                            This call for more action to prevent our environment

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                            • Chris Ndungu

                              7 w

                              Shame to China! Despite it been a super power country, it is misleading when it comes to climate threat.

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                              • Esther Wanjiku

                                7 w

                                This is very hazardous and dangerous to the climate as well as the Chinese people. Approvals for coal mining must cease immediately and climate targets achieved

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