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Graphic toont details van kolencentrales in werking, en de plannen van China om nieuwe te bouwen.


China klaar voor enorme toename in steenkoolenergie

December 2, 2019 - China, ’s werelds grootste uitstoter van broeikasgas, bouwt meer kolengestookte energiecentrales en opent tientallen nieuwe mijnen om de vertragende economie op te krikken.

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