China to eliminate 7.3 GW in coal-fired power capacity in 2020

The target came as Beijing vowed to cap the country's total coal-fired power capacity at 1,100 GW by end 2020

  
Image for illustrative purposes. The coal-fired Castle Gate Power Plant sits idle and is no longer producing electricity outside Helper, Utah .

Image for illustrative purposes. The coal-fired Castle Gate Power Plant sits idle and is no longer producing electricity outside Helper, Utah .

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BEIJING - China is set to shut down 7.33 gigawatts (GW) of outdated coal-fired power generation capacity from 17 regions in 2020, the National Energy Administration said in a statement on Thursday.

The target came as Beijing vowed to cap the country's total coal-fired power capacity at 1,100 GW by end 2020.

(Reporting by Muyu Xu and Tom Daly; editing by Jason Neely) ((muyu.xu@thomsonreuters.com; +86 10 56692117;))

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