China Plans New Coal Plants, Trims Support for Clean Energy

Article Link: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2019-12-02/china-plans-new-coal-plants-trims-support-for-clean-energy

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for about 30% of the world’s total. Yet it’s also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles, and it manufactures about two-thirds of solar cells installed worldwide.