Quantcast

China’s Coal-Fired Energy Production Jumps by 30 Gigawatts Despite Net-Zero Carbon Pledge

'We aim to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060...'

The new coal-fired power plants that China built in 2020 will provide the nation with 38.4 gigawatts of electricity, despite the Chinese Communist Party’s pledge to reach net-zero carbon-dioxide emissions, Nikkei Asia reported.

China also shut down some coal plants, which had a total output of 8.6 gigawatts of electricity, meaning that nation increased its net power capacity by about 30 gigawatts—enough to power about 10 million homes.

The CCP has agreed to reach carbon-dioxide neutrality by 2060, but it has not taken any steps to achieve that goal, according to data from U.S. think tank Global Energy Monitor.

“We aim to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said at a United Nations address in November.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The China Electricity Council stated in a February report that coal will remain the nation’s fundamental building block for a strong power grid.

Yu Chongde, the council’s vice president and secretary general, said coal  “can contribute hugely” to China’s energy infrastructure.

A new coal-fired power plant, owned by the CCP, in the north-central province of Gansu started operating last November with high-tech equipment from Harbin Electric.

The plant produces fewer toxic pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide, as well as less carbon dioxide, an eco-friendly gas that greens the Earth and supports life.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

China’s upgraded facility finds common ground between the nation’s environmental goals with its power needs.

But the nation cannot afford to eliminate coal plants, since demand continues to rise—by 3% last year despite the lockdowns—and renewable energy cannot meet it.

Last year, the Chinese expanded renewable energy by far more than coal power.

Wind power generated an additional 71.6 gigawatts while solar power generated 48.2 gigawatts.

By 2030, China expects to produce 47% of its energy needs from renewable sources and 41% from thermal sources.

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

US Sues Texas to Block State Troopers From Stopping Illegal Immigrants

(Associated Press) The Biden administration sued Texas on Friday to prevent state troopers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants on grounds that they may spread...

Restaurants Fight Cities Trying to Ban Gas-Powered Stoves

(Jon Miltimore, Foundation for Economic Education) State Rep. Tommy Vitolo recently explained why a plan to ban gas stoves in Brookline, Mass., was scrapped. “Go...

MURDOCK: Race-Hustling CRT an Affront to 150+ Years of Black Progress, Achievement

(Deroy Murdock, Headline USA) Far more than a mere slap in the face, Critical Race Theory is a brass-knuckled beat down of white and...

House Dems SHOCKED That Trump Asked DOJ to Declare Stolen Election ‘Corrupt’

(Headline USA) Democrats engaged in a partisan display of political theater on the House Oversight Committee feigned shock and indignation that then-President Donald Trump...

Is Corporate US Media Finally Rejecting ‘Russian Collusion’ Narrative?

(Aaron Mate', RealClearInvestigations) For more than four years, Western media outlets have exhaustively claimed that President Vladimir Putin of Russia waged a sweeping influence...

Ashli Babbitt’s Mom Was Told Sen. Feinstein Had No Time for Her

The mother of Ashli Babbitt revealed this week that when she called the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., office after her daughter was...

Cuomo Begs Employers to Force Return of Workers He Drove Away w/ Lockdowns

Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged employers to bring their employees back to the office by Labor Day, claiming remote work could put...

Grassley Fumes at NIH’s Weak ‘Explanation’ for Wuhan ‘Gain-of-Function’ Research

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, slammed the National Institutes of Health for failing to explain why federal grant money was given to China’s Wuhan Institute...

Freedom Caucus: Cheney, Kinzinger ‘Chose to Leave’ GOP; Pelosi’s ‘Reign’ Must End

Republicans in the House Freedom Caucus are pushing GOP leadership to expel Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from the conference, arguing...
- Advertisement -