China adding 6 GW of low emission coal-fired power

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SANHE, China - China Energy Group, the country’s biggest power generator, will add more than 6 GW of new ultra-lowemission coal-fired capacity this year as it bids to meet growing electricity demand, a senior official with the firm said on Thursday, acording to a new story by Reuters.

The company also expected to build another 5 GW of low-emission capacity next year, Xiao Jianying, the head of the state-run firm’s coal-fired power department, told Reuters.

“China still has quite a big demand for electricity. The government now supports regions with poor wind and solar resources to use coal-fired power ... it’s a more practical measure, as gas is still too expensive,” said Xiao. 

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