A infografia mostra o espantoso programa de construção de centrais a carvão da China.


Monumental tendência da China para as centrais a carvão

By Ninian Carter

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.

PUBLISHED: 19/10/2021; STORY: Graphic News