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Shanghaimiao Part of China’s Push for More Efficient Coal Plant Designs

China’s rapid buildout of new power plants, needed to satisfy the country’s increasing demand for electricity, includes several gigawatts of coal-fired generation. The first 1-GW unit of an eventual 4-GW installation in Inner Mongolia provides a model for more coal-fired plants across the country.

Chinese officials have acknowledged the need to expand the country’s renewable energy, saying China wants to achieve “carbon neutrality” by 2060. At the same time, the Beijing government knows that coal-fired power generation remains important for the country’s economy.

China began construction of at least 33 GW of coal-fired generation last year, with research groups saying that was more than three times the amount of the rest of the world combined. Those groups said another 7.3 GW was approved for construction in the first six weeks of 2022.

A recent report from China’s State Grid Corp. said concerns about the…

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