"Greenpeace Says China Increasing Coal-Fired Capacity"

"Greenpeace East Asia said on Wednesday that China had a total of 210 coal power projects in the pipeline for environmental assessment permitting at the end of 2015, despite overcapacity in the industry and pollution concerns.

Of those, 95 projects received final regulatory permits that would allow construction to begin, Greenpeace said in a report. Construction began on at least 66 coal power projects with a combined capacity of 73 gigawatts (GW), Greenpeace added, some of which had received approval in a previous year.

"There is a very rapid and accelerating net increase in coal-fired generating capacity," Lauri Myllyvirta, the group's senior global campaigner on coal, told Reuters."

Adam Rose reports for Reuters March 2, 2016.

Source: Reuters, 03/02/2016