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China increases coal power while rest world tries to decrease

China has added coal-based electricity enough to power 31 million homes while the rest world is trying to cut it over the past 18 months. 

China is building about 50% more coal plants than are under construction in all other countries combined. Coal is the leading cause of air pollution and contributes to global warming. But China has added GigaWatts (GW) of coal power capacity. 

According to the researcher, China need to reduce its coal power capacity by over 40% from current levels in order to meet the reductions required to hold global warming well below 2C. But with the current situation, it is looking difficult to achieve. 

Credit: BBC

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