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China State Grid Sees New Coal Plant Restrictions After 2026

  • China could add 100-200 GW of coal plants through 2025
  • $7.9 billion through 2050 needed to ramp up transition: BNEF
Operations At The Chinese-built Port Qasim Coal Power Plant As Chinese Business Face Resentment
Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg
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New coal power plants in China will face severe restrictions after 2026 as the country pivots to a carbon-neutral future, according to a researcher with the nation’s main grid operator.

China could still add another 100 to 200 gigawatts of coal power generation through 2025 before it places the limitations on new plants, Yang Su, a senior researcher at State Grid of China Corp.’s Energy Research Institute, said on a panel Tuesday at the BloombergNEF Summit in Shanghai.