El gráfico muestra detalles de plantas en operación que funcionan con carbón, y los planes de China de construcción de nuevas plantas.


China se prepara para un incremento masivo de electricidad a carbón

December 2, 2019 - China, mayor emisor mundial de gases de invernadero, construye más plantas de energía eléctrica generada con carbón y aprueba decenas de nuevas minas del mineral tratando de impulsar su economía en desaceleración.

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 percent of the world’s total.

Recent media reports and satellite images suggest that China is building or planning to complete new coal power plants with total capacity of 148 gigawatts – nearly equal to the entire coal-power capacity of the European Union within the next few years, according to an analysis by Global Energy Monitor, a San Francisco-based nonprofit group.

PUBLISHED: 02/12/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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