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The Role of Coal in China’s Path to Net-Zero Emissions

China has publicly made their target to be net-zero emissions by 2060. In support of this goal, they have made significant strides in increasing their renewable energy capacity. Yet, at the same time, coal consumption has continued to rise. Without reducing coal consumption, achieving a net-zero economy is nearly impossible.

Case Study: Tsingshan Industrial Parks in Indonesia Post-China’s Coal Pledge

In light of the no-coal-power-overseas pledge by China’s President Xi Jinping and Indonesia’s commitment to no new coal power in the recent COP26, the industrial parks fueled by captive coal power in Indonesia, developed by China, face challenges and their future is dotted with question marks.

COP26: How Lack of Climate Finance Derails Coal Phase-out Agenda

The chaos around the last-minute change in the coal declaration by India, China and South Africa at COP26 has certainly made it harder to reach the 1.5-degree target. At the Glasgow UN climate summit, nations pledged to phase-out coal, reduce methane, end deforestation and support the energy transition, etc. With the USD 100 billion pledge of climate finance still not being fulfilled, small and developing countries called for climate justice. Many nations now plan to revisit their commitment by the end of 2022.

Solar Power Can Help Solve China’s Coal Power Dilemma

Many power companies in China are caught in a dilemma between pressure to meet rising needs for electricity and financial woes arising from their loss-making coal power plants. A rapid scale-up of solar power provides a stable-cost alternative for redressing this dilemma.

Repercussions of China’s Coal Pledge on Asian Economies

China's historic pledge to stop coal financing abroad will help in lowering global carbon emissions. However, the decision may also risk economic growth in Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia. Experts demand stronger commitments from Beijing in order to support the renewable energy transition in the region.

Clean Energy in Asian Cities: Who is Leading the Way?

Asia is home to many of the world’s mega-cities and several are already harnessing substantial...

Chinese Banks Risk their Reputation With Investments in Coal

Chinese banks have made investments in coal for decades and this hasn’t changed with China’s...

Why Asian Financiers Are Still Financing Coal

Global banks have funneled trillions of dollars in coal financing since the Paris Climate Agreement...

How Biden Wants to Lure Smaller Nations Away from China’s Coal Grip

With his ambitious renewable energy plan, US President Joe Biden has found a fresh field...

China’s 14th FYP – What could this mean for the Energy Sector?

China is responsible for nearly one-third of all emissions globally, making it a primary candidate...

2020 was a Dismal Year for Coal Power

Long seen as a critical emerging market for coal power, South and Southeast Asian countries...

Four Reasons to Allocate Public Funds to Low-carbon Sector

Here are four arguments why public funds should be prioritized for low-carbon sector over carbon...

Renewable Energy at the Heart of ‘Recovering Better’ Post-Covid

Projects that stimulate economic growth while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions will deliver higher returns...

China relaxes regulations on coal power expansion for third year running

China has lowered the risk ratings for coal-power overcapacity in many parts of the country for the third year in a row.

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