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In China, Coal Is Winning With an ‘Energy Security’ PR Campaign
July 20, 2022

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
April 22, 2022

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
December 17, 2021

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
November 30, 2021

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
November 09, 2021

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
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.

Climate Cooperation With China Can Power the World – Sustainably
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.
On China, COVID-19, and Coal
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?

In Pakistan’s Thar Desert, Opposition to New Coal Projects Grows
September 26, 2019

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
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.

The Stumbling Blocks to China's Green Transition
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”?
CPEC’s Environmental Toll
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.

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