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Old 01-09-2019, 12:28 PM   #4459 (permalink)
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China/India and coal

I found a citation regarding the coal-fired power plants in China/India.
As of 1992,as signatories to the Rio Treaty,both China and India were EXEMPT from restrictions regarding coal-fired power plants,under Annex II Classification of the Treaty.
As 'now-poor' countries,China and India would be allowed to increase emissions,for short-term economic development,until they reached per-capita fossil-fuel consumption parity with the developed world.
Last year,India cancelled all contracts for new coal-fired power plant construction,and have turned to solar energy.
China is planning 300-million domestic rooftop solar hot water and photovoltaic installs,which will allow them to retire 54-coal-fired power plants.
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