Feb 24, 2022 03:54 PM

China’s Boost to Coal and Steel Alarms Climate Researchers

Photo: Bloomberg
Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — China is constructing new coal power and steel-making facilities at an alarming rate, with the amount of carbon produced by projects begun in 2021 set to match Florida’s annual emissions, according to a report by climate researchers released on Thursday.

China started building coal-fired power plants last year that will generate a total of 33 gigawatts of electricity, the most since 2016 and almost three times more than the rest of the world plans to add, according to the report from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air and Global Energy Monitor. It follows the addition of 25 GW of coal power to the grid last year.

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