China to build 363 new coal-fired power plants

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China to build 363 new coal-fired power plants

Post  fshnski on Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:55 pm

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2013- To meet its growing energy needs, China is planning to build hundreds of coal-fired power plants in the next few years.  However, developing its coal industry could have a devastating effect on China’s freshwater resources; threatening clean drinking water supplies, industry, farming, and the environment.

According to the Associated Press (AP), 68.4 percent of China’s total energy in 2011 came from coal. Compare this to the U.S., where total energy from coal was 37 percent in 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Already the world’s largest coal consumer, accounting for almost 50 percent of total global coal use, in July 2012 the Chinese government announced that it planned to build 363 new coal-fired power plants, increasing the country’s coal-powered generating capacity by 75 percent.


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Post  News Hawk on Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:43 pm

No wonder we didn't sign the Kyoto Agreement.

The USA has 200 years supply of coal for ourselves and could even export much of it.

Let's bankrupt the coal companies!

What a concept!

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Post  fshnski on Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:47 pm

Makes sense to me. That way we can add more non-productive people to the list the government pays to do nothing. Accept vote.

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