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Coal Fired Power Stations: China and India

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 17th June 2016.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many new coal-fired plants are planned by China and India over the next decade.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

Table 7.2 of the International Energy Agency’s 2015 World Energy Outlook projects the following demand for coal under the Agency’s New Policy Scenario:

2013

2025

China

2,932

2,957

India

488

812

World

5,613

5,874

Figures in Mtce – million tonnes of coal equivalent.

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