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 Auge de centrales eléctricas de China infographic
El gráfico muestra la capacidad eléctrica con carbón desde 2010.


China aprueba un número récord de centrales eléctricas de carbón

By Ninian Carter

February 27, 2023 - En 2022, Beijing aprobó la construcción de dos nuevas centrales eléctricas de carbón por semana, para una capacidad total de 106 gigavatios.

China approved the construction of 106 gigawatts of coal-fired power station capacity in 2022, the highest amount since 2015 – a rate of two new power stations every week.

The amount of new capacity had slowed in recent years following a peak in 2015 when provincial governments gained the authority to permit new projects.

The sudden rise in 2022 is designed to ensure the stability of the power grid – China suffered a wave of blackouts in September 2021 due to coal supply shortages, and a long drought last summer saw a dramatic drop in hydro-electric power generation.

Beijing is trying to rejuvenate its economy after growth stagnated due to its stringent “Zero-Covid” policy, raising concerns that its low-carbon efforts will be marginalised.

PUBLISHED: 27/02/2023; STORY: Graphic News