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China pushes to convert to low-carbon coal

A total of 658 GW of China's coal-fired power capacity was ranked as low-carbon last year
By Staff reporter 18 September 2018 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels 0 32594

China had 658 GW of installed coal-fired power capacity with low-carbon emissions status last year – producing fewer pollutants than gas-fired power stations – China Daily reported on Tuesday, citing Liu Baohua, deputy director of the National Energy Administration (NEA).

Coal provided 60.4% of China’s energy supply in 2017, having fallen by 8.1 percentage points over the past five years, according to the NEA. China’s installed coal-fired power capacity reached 990 GW last year, according to Wu Lixin, deputy director...