China restarts coal plant construction after two-year freeze: 46.7 GW of new plants visible in satellite imagery

Coal Swarm analysis of Planet Labs imagery shows some are generating already, some soon to be. If all come online, Chinese coal consumption goes up 4%. Demand is rising, policy is loosening.

This is very bad news, there is no denying it. It sits in painful juxtaposition to other entries for 7th August.

Image: Planet Labs

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