New York Times report: Beijing joins climate fight…

…Building 700 new coal-fired power plants. No coal-fired power plants for Australia but 1600 worldwide.

Over all, 1,600 coal plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries, according to Urgewald’s tally, which uses data from the Global Coal Plant Tracker portal. The new plants would expand the world’s coal-fired power capacity by 43 percent.

These Chinese corporations are building or planning to build more than 700 new coal plants at home and around the world, some in countries that today burn little or no coal, according to tallies compiled by Urgewald, an environmental group based in Berlin. Many of the plants are in China, but by capacity, roughly a fifth of these new coal power stations are in other countries.

The source of this information is End Coal Global Plant Tracker, an anti-coal site which monitors worldwide developments.

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13 Responses to New York Times report: Beijing joins climate fight…

  1. If ever there was a dead issue as far as China, India and other countries playing catchup with the West, global warming would be it. It barely got mentioned at the recent G20 shindig in Hamburg.

    https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/g20-in-the-rear-view-mirror/

    Pointman

  2. Rayvic

    Australia — once the lucky country.

  3. Zyconoclast

    If the need to use Chinese deceit to destroy western/Christian civilisation, they will.

    It’s a bit like ‘Uncle’ Joe Stalin helping defeat those bad National Socialists in Germany.

    Any lie will do.

  4. Robber Baron

    Economics will sort out Australia’s energy crisis. Debt, deficits and labor-market policies will ensure the next recession will be deep and long. I look forward to a period of readjustment to economic realities. Even the J-curve might get another mention.

    Eventually capital will leave Australia and then the government will go even harder at the savers that do not have mobile capital. That’s when it gets interesting. I’ll be all cashed up ready to buy back the farm from Mr Chu/Zhou/Chen/Xi and so on when they realize that desperate Australian governments are prepared to take on the Chinese with a special foreigner tax.

  5. Sydney Boy

    But … but … Australia is going to build the Adani coal mine which is going to be the biggest mine in the world and destroy the reef and will have no one to sell coal to because coal is dead and renewables are cheaper and China is a world leader on switching to renewables …

    Isn’t that the case?

  6. john constantine

    Climate Justice is simply War Reparations.

    Their paris treaty is the new Treaty of Versailles.

    The Defeated Anglosphere is summoned by their victorious
    Great Transnational Decision Making Powers to sign treaties that:

    “Of the many provisions in the treaty, one of the most important and controversial required “Germany [to] accept the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage” during the war ”
    and reparations paid at such a level that the wealth and industry of the Anglosphere is transferred to the Crony Looting nations of the world, so that the Anglosphere is so weakened it topples, to never rise again.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgenthau_Plan

    In support of this, their australian left are already running Nuremburg style show trials, where their billion dollar a year abc dedicates itself to ‘crimes that cannot be allowed to go unpunished’.

    The SAS to be condemned to the salt mines as Siberian slave labour,socially if not physically.

    Watch the left pursue the Agenda of portraying Trump as the last Japanese soldier on a lonely Pacific Island, denying that the war is lost and his side is defeated.

    War Reparations, Comrades, feed deep at the trough.

  7. struth

    Economics will sort out Australia’s energy crisis. Debt, deficits and labor-market policies will ensure the next recession will be deep and long. I look forward to a period of readjustment to economic realities. Even the J-curve might get another mention.

    I wonder how many in Venezuela said that.

  8. Robbo

    The Chinese, and also the Indians, are realists. Australians, by contrast, are weak kneed apologists and appeasers. Guess who will come out on top?

  9. Crossie

    At least we will always have buyers for our coal even if we are not allowed to use it.

  10. Crossie

    Climate Justice is simply War Reparations.

    Their paris treaty is the new Treaty of Versailles.

    The Defeated Anglosphere is summoned by their victorious
    Great Transnational Decision Making Powers to sign treaties

    That’s exactly what all these climate treaties are and always have been, from Kyoto to Rio to Copenhagen to Paris.

    Turkey knew the score and as soon as they found out the US is out and that there will not be yuge reparations to be distributed they got out as well.

  11. cynical1

    Should be on the front pages of every paper in this country.

    Before we fall over the cliff edge of C02 free, renewable energy.

    Even a Pallychook cannot live on unicorn farts.

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