Skip to main content

China stops over 100 coal power projects

by Futures Centre, Feb 3
1 minute read

On 14 January, China’s energy regulator suspended over 100 coal-fired power projects that were underway in eleven provinces, with a combined installed capacity of more than 100 GW. This is part of an ambitious national programme to curb fossil fuel use, and increase the use of renewable sources such as solar and wind for electricity generation. China has previously stated that it plans to eliminate or delay at least 150 GW of coal-fired power projects between 2016 and 2020 and cap coal power generation at 1,100 GW. The planned increase in solar and wind capacity over the same period is comparable, at 130 GW. For reference, this is the same size as France’s entire current renewable power generation capacity.


by Futures Centre Spotted 1994 signals

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.