China’s economy is breaking free from coal

The rapid reduction in China’s reliance on coal and coal-fired power is a boon for global efforts to fight climate change, but should also draw more attention to ballooning overcapacity in coal-fired power and heavy industry. As a legacy of the country’s coal boom, China still has the equivalent of 300 large coal-fired power plants under construction, despite massive overcapacity.

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http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/press/releases/climate-energy/2016/Data-shows-Chinas-economy-is-breaking-free-from-coal—Greenpeace/

http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/press/releases/climate-energy/2016/45-of-Chinas-coal-fired-power-plants-in-areas-of-water-over-withdrawal-Greenpeace/