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Today's power plants already lock in 1.5deg

Wednesday 3 Jul 19 12:00pm

Two boys look at a smartphone in front of their house next to a coal-fired power plant near Beijing. A power plant construction spree in China has put the average age of power plants there at about 11 years, locking in planet-warming emissions for generations.

 

TO STAY within the Paris climate goals, coal and other fossil fuel-fired power plants would have to shut down early or be retrofitted for carbon capture.

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