Coal power projects accelerate after COVID-19 lockdown: A New Coal Boom in China

China currently has almost 250 GW of coal-fired capacity under development even though the government has, for many years, halted the construction of new plants.

Plans for new coal plants have steadily increased since 2019, after the central government began relaxing restrictions on new coal plant development.

The amount of capacity under development is larger than the coal fleets of the United States (246.2 GW) and India (229 GW).