China Seen Investing Too Much in Power Plants That Burn Coal

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  • Coal plant construction accelerates as power demand eases
  • Most generators are operating at less than half capacity

The Shanghai Waigaoqiao coal power plant in Shanghai.

Photographer: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

China may be investing too much in coal power, with construction of new plants accelerating at the same time that demand growth for electricity is slowing, the International Energy Agency said.

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