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China's coal crisis continues: Greenpeace

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it looks like the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter hot and dirty secret China promised to cut back on a conviction to buckle fuel but a new report by Greenpeace says between now and twenty twenty it's on course to build the new coal fired power plant every week on average and here's the kicker this construction boom will leave the country with about four hundred gigawatts of power that's more than twice Germany's entire capacity that it doesn't even need waiters David Stanley explains how this has happened what you have to understand that China is that they've always struggled , quickly over the last few years and that there's a time lag and between that the launcher construction and and when they finally going to operations so that left , huge overhang of an extra capacity that's now going on line demand is falling because China's economy is slowing which means less power is needed to run factories and furnaces impact utilization rates for the country's coal fired power plants are at their lowest in forty years but local authorities have their own reasons to keep right on building one of the biggest concerns of local authorities is being left with them shortages , and that five years ago and there are huge problems with it and that , shortages in some regions and they were left with blackouts in the summer and so that over compensated by building huge amounts of new plants