China’s “killer blow” on coal
Posted on: Tue 5 Oct 2021
China has delivered what is being described as a “killer blow” to the Australian export thermal coal industry after vowing to stop financing new coal plants beyond its borders.
Addressing the UN General Assembly last week, Chinese president Xi Jinping delivered a short, sharp statement that could spell the end to an expansion of the world’s coal fired generation capacity – the very basis of Australia’s massive investment in coal mining infrastructure.
To find out more Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Elizabeth Sullivan, climate change and exports campaigner at the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Produced by Des Lawrence