September 25, 2013

Coal-fired gas plants could be China’s latest greenhouse

Synthetic gas plants approved by Chinese government would produce seven times more emissions than conventional plants

Nine coal-fired gas plants recently approved by the Chinese government could prove an environmental disaster, locking the country into a high carbon future and undoing the progress made from renewable energy.

The coal-fired synthetic gas power stations are capable of producing more than 37 billion cubic metres of gas annually, but at a cost.