Han Dongping, Professor, Warren Wilson College
Jan 23, 2017
While U.S. President Donald Trump was talking about investing more in coal as a source of energy, China has just announced that it will scrap 85 coal power plants under construction and invest 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) in green energy, largely in response to the public outcry about smog in northern China. China’s move in this direction will further strengthen China’s leadership position in green energy.
Dec 30, 2015
China will stop approving new coal mines for the next three years and continue to trim production capacity as the world’s biggest energy consumer struggles to shift away from the fuel as it grapples with pollution.