April 5, 2019

China's Foreign Energy Investments Can Swing Coal and Climate Future

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

The International Energy Agency recently reported strong greenhouse gas growth from energy production in 2018, with an emerging fleet of Asian coal-fired power plants leading the way. Coal plants are being planned or constructed in 14 countries with no current coal power to speak of, and in 19 countries where new coal plants would more than double coal-fired capacity. The Nicholas Institute's Jackson Ewing writes for The Hill that, while there are multiple drivers of coal investment, China is the pivotal player.