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China’s Qinghai Province Leading Shift Away From Coal

Aug. 18, 2019, 10:00 PM

China’s sparsely populated northwestern province of Qinghai has been running mostly on renewable energy from hydropower, wind, and solar this summer, with nine of its 10 coal-fired power units not operating over the past three months, state-run media report.

This comes on the heels of the province setting a record of 15 straight days of generating energy solely from renewable sources between from June 9-23. The province had a nine-day run in 2018 and a seven-day run in 2017.

The Qinghai Huadian Datong power plant, the only remaining coal-fired power plant generating at the moment, was reported...

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