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The world of renewables this week

CNN says the 700MW Mengneng Xilin Thermal Power Plant in Mongolia is pumping out ‘thick white smoke’ despite Chinese pledges to stop the construction in January 2017. This contradicts China’s pledge to reduce coal dependence and reach peak carbon emissions by 2030. Coking coal imports in China have soared to record highs this Summer with 9.07 million tonnes imported since January, a 20% increase over the prior year. The primary use of coking coal is to refine coke for use in steel manufacture. Other coal imports to China are down. Spain’s, Endesa subsidiary of ENEL says it will shut its largest coal plant there a 7.5GW traditional thermal plant and said on the Spanish Stock market coal is no longer…

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