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Tentative signs of coal’s demise in China in 2024

A resurgence in hydropower in China this year combined with the continued rapid expansion of its wind, solar and nuclear power capabilities may pave the way for 2024 to mark the start of a steady decline in China’s coal demand. But a contraction in demand this year is by no means guaranteed; energy security concerns mean that China is still massively ramping up its coal power capacity.

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