Responsibility for meeting the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement has always focused, rightly, on the world’s major greenhouse-gas emitters, mainly the U.S., Europe and China. Now the latest reports say China is in the midst of adding new coal power plants equivalent to the EU’s entire capacity in an attempt to fire up the country’s slowing economy.
“As more countries turn away from coal and retire their plants, China’s continued pursuit of coal is increasingly out of step with the rest of the world, and is now effectively driving the ongoing expansion of the global coal fleet,” according to
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