China coal consumption
March 31, 2023
Yes, China Can Quit Coal. Here’s How.
By Seaver Wang and Lauri Myllyvirta
China must begin to challenge its coal dependence, starting by dismantling particularly inefficient policies that have encouraged new coal construction.
November 01, 2022
Xi Jinping’s Energy Policy: Contradictions and Caveats
By Bonnie Girard
Xi has made big promises on China's emissions and energy mix, but his work report at the 20th Party Congress suggests neither is a top priority.
August 31, 2022
How China’s Coal Commitment Went up in Smoke
By Bonnie Girard
The flip-flop on coal policy makes it clear that China’s climate goals take a backseat to energy security and self-sufficiency.
April 26, 2022
Worried About Economic Growth, China Promotes Coal
By Joe McDonald
The re-emphasis on coal is a setback to efforts to cut emissions, as it “locks China into a more high-carbon path.”
October 20, 2021
Can Russia and Mongolia Replace Australia’s Coal Supply to China?
By Bolor Lkhaajav
As China grapples with an energy shortage, it is increasingly looking to source coal from its northern neighbors.
April 29, 2019
Time for China to Stop Bankrolling Coal
By Aiqun Yu and Christine Shearer
China is out of step with the world on coal, at home and abroad.
June 22, 2017
Asia and the Fall of Coal
By Nithin Coca
Asia's sudden shift away from coal and toward renewable energy will have a global impact.
June 13, 2017
Can China Live Up to Its Climate Fighting Promise?
By Kyle Mullin
China's pursuit of renewable energy will not be easy or quick.
January 14, 2017
China's Ambitious New Clean Energy Targets
By Ma Tianjie
China unveiled its 13th Five Year Plan on energy development, with the most far-reaching aims yet.
December 20, 2016
Factories Shut Down, Cars Stopped as China Struggles With Smog
By Cal Wong
Beijing issues a red alert warning on pollution.
December 17, 2016
Devastated Villages Pay the Price for China's Coal Addiction
By Xie Yujuan
Years of coal development in Shenmu on banks the Yellow River have left a broken landscape.
August 27, 2016
The Trouble With China’s War on Pollution
By Chris Zhang
Enforcement remains a major problem.
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