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China issues 210 coal plant licences despite pollution woes

A worker unloads coal from a truck in Heilongjiang province, China. Coal-fired power plants are generally blamed as one of the chief reasons for China’s dire pollution problems. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters
A worker unloads coal from a truck in Heilongjiang province, China. Coal-fired power plants are generally blamed as one of the chief reasons for China’s dire pollution problems. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters
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The Irish Times

China issued 210 licences for new coal-fired power plants last year despite the central government repeatedly sounding the alarm on overcapacity, Greenpeace said.

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