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China Signals Coal Reliance to Continue With Three New Mines

  • Projects to require total investment of almost $4 billion
  • Approvals come as much of rest of the world shuns coal

China’s top planning agency approved three different billion-dollar coal mine projects on Monday as the country continues to support the fuel that much of the rest of the world is shunning.

The National Development and Reform Commission gave the go ahead to two mines in the northwestern province of Shaanxi and another in Inner Mongolia. The three projects will require a total investment of 24.1 billion yuan ($3.8 billion) and produce 19 million tons of coal a year.