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China Rust Belt Province Plans $87 Billion Clean Energy Overhaul

  • Liaoning starts construction on 60 gigawatts of projects: CCTV
  • Capacity includes renewables, nuclear and virtual power plants
The Haizhou Open Pit Coal Mine in Fuxin.
The Haizhou Open Pit Coal Mine in Fuxin.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A northeastern province that was once one of China’s major coal and industrial hubs has launched a 600 billion yuan ($87 billion) plan to expand clean energy production.

Liaoning province is planning six different energy bases of 10 gigawatts each, according to a report from state-owned CCTV. That’s enough combined generation to power all of Thailand.