China Added Three Times as Much Coal in 2020 as the Rest of World Combined

No intention of shooting itself in the foot over Western cults

I guess they won’t be seeing Texas-style blackouts

China put 38.4 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired power capacity into operation in 2020, according to new international research, more than three times the amount built elsewhere around the world and potentially undermining its short-term climate goals, reported Reuters.

The country won praise last year after President Xi Jinping pledged to make the country “carbon neutral” by 2060. But regulators have since come under fire for failing to properly control the coal power sector, a major source of climate-warming greenhouse gas, said Reuters.

Including decommissions, China’s coal-fired fleet capacity rose by a net 29.8 GW in 2020, even as the rest of the world made cuts of 17.2 GW, according to research released on Wednesday by Global Energy Monitor (GEM), a US think tank, and the Helsinki-based Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA).

“The runaway expansion of coal-fired power is driven by electricity companies’ and local governments’ interest in maximising investment spending, more than a real need for new capacity,” said Lauri Myllyvirta, CREA lead analyst.

Source: China Economic Review

  1. ken says

    Coal, oil, free from mother earth! Enough for thousands of years. Technology has made coal, like cars with internal combustion engines, 99% emission free. Which is why they made CO2 , a natural atmospheric gas necessary to plants, an emission.

    No,,,we want to put up bird killing wind generators and agra killing solar panels that suck tons of precious limited resources, use more power to manufacture and maintain then they return, all having to be buried in huge holes after their short service life becoming environmental disasters.

    Nuclear,,, one accident and thousands of square miles become uninhabitable. Unless of course they lie to you. Fukushima? Three mile? Chernobyl? Governments love them as they make the fuel needed for their bombs to threaten each other with.

    Like the alleged virus,,, they spew one lie after another most accept without any thought or questions. Just bobble heads.

  2. jerry wayne carver says

    There has historically been much more CO2 in our atmosphere than exists today. For example, during the Jurassic Period (200 mya), average CO2 concentrations were about 1800 ppm or about 4.7 times higher than today. The highest concentrations of CO2 during all of the Paleozoic Era occurred during the Cambrian Period, nearly 7000 ppm — about 18 times higher than today.  The Carboniferous Period and the Ordovician Period were the only geological periods during the Paleozoic Era when global temperatures were as low as they are today. To the consternation of global warming proponents, the Late Ordovician Period was also an Ice Age while at the same time CO2 concentrations then were nearly 12 times higher than today– 4400 ppm. According to greenhouse theory, Earth should have been exceedingly hot. Instead, global temperatures were no warmer than today. Clearly, other factors besides atmospheric carbon influence earth temperatures and global warming.

  3. Jerry Hood says

    China is superpower, no one can mess up with. No one was messing up with the zionist United Snakes when it used to be superpower, they all burn whatever they wants!

  4. dave99 says

    Wouldn’t it be great if someone could figure out a way to remove the sulfur, aluminum and other “contaminants” before burning the coal? Then the only byproduct of the burning would be carbon dioxide and water and we could use or sell the “contaminants” on the market?

    In 1986 two men did exactly that. Max Turner and Bob Lloyd, both Australians, created a process, U.S. Patent 4,780,112, described as “A Method for the Continuous Chemical Reduction and Removal of Mineral Matter Contained in Carbon Structures”. To the astonishment of the energy world, Bob Lloyd created a way to use an acid to dissolve the minerals in raw coal, remove those minerals from the carbon and to replenish the original acid using another cheap compound so that the process could continue at low cost. No one had ever done this before.

    The name of the Australian company was “Asian Energy Pty Ltd” and guess where the first plants were to be built. Right. China. And the PTB refused to allow them to go public and the project was mothballed.

    Why? Probably because they didn’t want the Chinese to rake in all those TRILLIONS from all the profit they would have made selling the purified byproducts.

    America has had 99.97% clean coal technology for over 35 years.

    Why has it been suppressed?


    cuz China don’t care

  6. Thomas Turk says

    So what.. even if it added 100X? Apart from air pollution.. then what else? ”Doctored Data, Not U.S. Temperatures, Set a Record This Year by James Taylor” .. and.. ”EconLog. 1.6%, Not 97%, Agree that Humans are the Main Cause of Global Warming. By David Henderson”.. and.. ”The UK Telegraph in their ClimateGate Series exposed the U of Exeter Climate Scientists, who were tasked with supplying the UN’s IPCC with temperature data.. for having deliberately placed thermometers on rooftops next to hot air con outlets, on black tarmac car parks, in city centers and supplied many readings from Russian locations with NO thermometers”. 

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