October 18, 2021
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.
February 27, 2021
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.
April 03, 2020
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?
September 26, 2019
In Pakistan’s Thar Desert, Opposition to New Coal Projects Grows
By Rabiya Jaffery
“Pakistan’s future cannot be coal.”
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.
April 21, 2018
The Stumbling Blocks to China's Green Transition
By Daniel de Oliveira Vasconcelos
How fast can China develop a “green, low carbon power system”?
April 18, 2018
CPEC’s Environmental Toll
By Shah Meer Baloch
China is bringing coal power to Pakistan, and Pakistanis will pay the environmental price.
January 18, 2018
The Climate Change Promise of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
By Zhang Chao
China cannot afford to back a Belt and Road that damages the environment.
July 01, 2017
China’s ‘Clean Coal’ Power: Viable Model or Cautionary Tale?
By Wu Wenyuan
Efforts to develop higher efficiency coal plants are being held back by regional differences in energy development.
September 24, 2016
Chinese Investment Stokes Global Coal Growth
By Beth Walker
Even as China cuts back on coal at home, its companies construct coal plants in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
April 07, 2016
China Puts an Emergency Stop on Coal Power Construction
By Feng Hao
China’s energy sector is lumbering under the weight of a coal power glut, prompting the central government to step in.