Monumental tendência da China para as centrais a carvão
October 31, 2021 - November 12, 2021 - A China continua construir centrais elétricas a carvão para alimentar a sua crescente economia, a um ritmo que excede todo o resto do mundo.
Coal lies at the heart of China’s industrial economy which includes mining, manufacturing, construction, and of course the creation of power.
In 2019, 58% of the country’s total energy consumption came from coal – explaining why China accounts for 28% of all global CO2 emissions.
China is building coal-fired power plants at a rate that outpaces the rest of the world combined. In 2020, China brought 38.4 gigawatts of new coal-fired power into operation – three times what was brought online anywhere else on Earth.
Their continued reliance on coal highlights the gulf between a goal of building economic growth to improve living standards for 1.44 billion people, and a desire to cut CO2 emissions.
Whether China can flatten its carbon emissions in the next decade remains to be seen.