China drives first global coal capacity increase since Paris Agreement (eco-business)

A freight train carrying coal in Shanxi province of northern China.

China was behind a climate-crunching increase in coal power capacity in 2019, and the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to make Chinese policymakers determined to see these investments through. But globally the writing is on the wall for the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel as new coal development slumped.

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