World builds coal plants faster than they shut

Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 7 : 13-Sep-17

Analysis by the federal parliamentary library shows that 621 new coal-fired power generation units are under construction worldwide, including 299 in China. Countries with nuclear power generation, such as Japan, are also building new coal-fired power plants. National Party senator John Williams argues that transitioning to renewable energy in Australia will have no impact on global greenhouse gas emissions, as the new coal-fired power plants under construction overseas will generate more emissions than the nation as a whole.

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NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF PARLIAMENTARY SERVICES. PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY, THE AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE LIMITED, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY

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