China is under fire from Western countries and environmental organizations for giving the green light to new coal-fired power plants. The first 1,000MW unit of the Shanghaimiao New Power Plant, the largest of its kind in the country, has just been completed.
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On Tuesday, the power plant operator said, The Beijing government controls Guodian Power Shanghaimiao Announcing the completion of work on the first block. In all, the plant will be equipped with four generating units and will supply power to Shandong Province on the east coast of China via a long-distance high voltage network.
Powerful coal-fired power station
Shanghaimiao It is located in the carbon-rich northwest region of Inner Mongolia, Reuters reports. The plant operator ensures that the technology used is the most efficient in the world, with the lowest rates of coal and water consumption.
Reuters notes that China is responsible for more than half of the world’s electricity production from coal And it is expected to rise by 9% in 2021. On an annual basis – according to a December report from the International Energy Agency.
Beijing has committed itself to starting to cut coal consumption, but it won’t do so until after 2025 – giving itself several years of freedom to increase the power that coal generates.
Beijing does not stop. The rest is paid
Experts of the China State Grid Corporation estimate it In the years 2021-2025, up to 150 gigawatts of new capacity will be created in coal-fired power plants in China.
Beijing has come under fire for its heavy reliance on coal as other countries try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Reuters, tvp.info portal
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