In the Name of Energy Security, China Is Doubling Down on Both Renewables and Coal
By Zoe Leung
China is the world’s largest producer of both renewable energy and coal power, the dirtiest fossil fuel.
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.
In China, Coal Is Winning With an ‘Energy Security’ PR Campaign
By Wu Jinghan
China’s coal industry is back in swing and using “energy security” as a synonym for coal helps it grow.
Clean at Home and Polluting Abroad: The Trouble With China’s Energy Finance
By Mathias Lund Larsen and Lars Oehler
Renewables make up 3/4 of Chinese energy investments at home, but only 1/4 abroad. One reason is the Chinese financial system’s preference for SOEs, which these days are looking for markets to unload excess capacity.
To ‘Green’ the Belt and Road, China Needs to Set Clear Renewable Energy Targets
By Zhang Jing
As China stops building overseas coal power plants, it will take more than wishful thinking to transition to renewable energy.
Despite Xi’s Pledge, China Is Financing Coal Power Plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Wawa Wang and Nils Resare
Despite a pledge to stop financing coal power abroad, overseas coal power plants financed by Chinese banks and state-owned enterprises are still moving forward - including in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Judith Shapiro on the Future of China’s Climate Policy
By Jesse Turland
A discussion of China’s role at COP26, the significance of China’s blackouts induced by coal shortages, and future directions China’s climate policy might take.
China’s Overseas Coal Pledge Is Not a Climate Change Gamechanger
By Mathias Lund Larsen
Over-enthusiasm for Xi’s coal pledge will let China get away with lower overall climate ambitions.
Climate Cooperation With China Can Power the World – Sustainably
By Michael R. Davidson and Yiting Wang
The Belt and Road is accused of exporting China’s coal addiction. But it could also be a platform for spreading green energy around the world.
On China, COVID-19, and Coal
By Antti Tulonen
Can the EU convince China not to lean on coal for its economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?
In Pakistan’s Thar Desert, Opposition to New Coal Projects Grows
By Rabiya Jaffery
“Pakistan’s future cannot be coal.”
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.