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R. Cui, J. Behrendt, N. Hultman (March 2023). “A new surge in China’s coal expansion and implications for the country’s climate and energy targets”. Center for Global Sustainability, College Park.
The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) at the University of Maryland's new policy brief analyzes two scenarios for possible outcomes of rapid coal expansion in China to determine their potential impact on emissions, renewable energy deployment, and coal plant utilization through 2030.