Coal

China to Invest $31 Billion in ‘Clean Coal’

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday announced the creation of a “special relending facility worth $31.6 billion to support the clean and efficient use of coal.” Chinese industry burns a titanic amount of coal, and is burning even more than usual at present to cope with a major energy crisis, to the growing displeasure of climate activists.

This picture shows the coal-powered Datang International Zhangjiakou Power Station in Zhangjiakou, one of the host cities for the 2022 Winter Olympics, in China's northern Hebei province on November 15, 2021. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

Pollution Lockdown: India Shutters Coal-Fired Plants

Indian officials on Wednesday announced six of the eleven coal-fired power plants around New Delhi have been shut down in a bid to reduce air pollution, which has grown so oppressive that schools are closed, construction work has been banned, and a full lockdown of the city is under consideration.

Smoke rises from a coal-powered steel plant at Hehal village near Ranchi, in eastern state of Jharkhand, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. No country will see energy needs grow faster in coming decades than India, and even under the most optimistic projections part of that demand will have to be met …

China’s Coal Output Hits Multi-Year High as Climate Conference Continues

China’s state-run Global Times boasted on Monday – day seven of the COP26 climate conference in Scotland – that coal output has reached “the highest level in recent years,” so China’s vast array of carbon-spewing coal-fired power plants can “ensure energy supply security and residential heating during the winter.”

Chinese street vendors and customers gather at a local market outside a state owned Coal fired power plant near the site of a large floating solar farm project under construction by the Sungrow Power Supply Company on a lake caused by a collapsed and flooded coal mine on June 14, …

You Will Obey: U.N. Demands Further Cuts to Gas, Coal, and Oil Production

The world must slash the output of gas, coal, and oil in the next ten years or global warming will reach dangerous levels, a U.N.-backed study released Wednesday demanded, before lamenting nobody appears to be heeding its continued advice on the matter as fossil fuel production is set to soar over next decade.

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China Generated over Half of the World’s Coal-Fired Power Last Year

A report published on Monday by Ember, a U.K-based energy and climate research organization, found that China generated 53% of the world’s coal-fired power in 2020. China was the only G20 nation to significantly increase its use of coal-fired power plants last year, building over three times as much coal capacity as the rest of the world combined.

Chinese street vendors and customers gather at a local market outside a state owned Coal fired power plant near the site of a large floating solar farm project under construction by the Sungrow Power Supply Company on a lake caused by a collapsed and flooded coal mine on June 14, …