China: coal whatever the cost

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A coal processing plant in Hejin, central China's Shanxi Province, November 28, 2019 (Illustrative image) © AP

By: Stéphane Lagarde Follow

Can China get out of its dependence on coal?

The question is on everyone's lips, while the COP26 meeting in Glasgow is struggling to mobilize energies in the face of global warming.

After cutting emissions in the first half of the year, the world's second-largest economy is facing power shortages.

In a context of global recovery, the world's workshop had to relaunch its power plants, sowing doubt on Beijing's climate commitments. 

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"China: coal whatever the cost", a Grand report by our special envoy to the coal provinces of northern China, Stéphane Lagarde.

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