China’s overcapacity of energy – suspends permits for new coal plants

Posted: June 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The Chinese government has ordered the vast majority of its provinces to stop permitting new coal power projects.

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China suspends permits for new coal plants as overcapacity policy bites, Energy Desk, May 16, 2017 by Zachary Davies Boren  @zdboren The Chinese government has ordered the vast majority of its provinces to stop permitting new coal power projects.

According to a statement from the National Energy Administration (NEA), 28 of China’s 31 mainland provinces do not currently have the right financial or environmental conditions to build new coal capacity.

This represents an update to the government’s ‘traffic light’ system, designed to tackle the country’s coal overcapacity crisis — that we reported on last year.

What is China’s coal ‘traffic light’ policy?

Last year the National Energy Administration kicked off a new scheme to determine whether provinces should build new coal- fired power stations.

The system, created so that the country would stop adding to its overcapacity crisis, assigns each province a colour to signify the viability of its coal pipeline — based on…

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  1. And in Australia we are contemplating opening one of the world’s largest coalmine. China is showing us the way. We ought to question the wisdom of how US style ‘democracy’ might not all that it is cracked to be.

  2. After growing up in the US and spending most of my life there, gerard, all I can say is that the US has never been a democracy – despite all the claims made by the wealthy elite and the corporate media. It sounds like a great idea though and many American activists are fighting to establish democracy.

    It’s been 25 years since Leonard Cohen release Democracy is coming to the US in 1992 – and things have got a lot worse since then.

    • futuret says:

      THERE IS NO FREEDOM OR DEMOCRACY ANYWHERE, UNLESS YOU ARE AN ELITE. NO THINGS ARE NOT WORSE IN THE USA, THINGS ARE JUST DAMNED WICKED, AND IF YOU ARE SICK, INJURED, AND/OR DISABLED IN SOME WAY, YOU MINUS WELL DROP DEAD, BECAUSE NO ONE IS GOING TO PAY YOUR RENT!!!

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