Asian countries expanding coal plants in other nations: report

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China, Japan and South Korea are expanding coal plants in developing nations despite mounting evidence that the climate continues to get worse.

A new report published by coal tracking company CoalSwarm shows that these three countries continue to fund coal plant construction in other nations.

They are building in places such as Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa and Bangladesh.

China, Japan and South Korea are doing this despite transitioning to renewable energy sources at home, reports CleanTechnica.

Ted Nace, Executive Director of CoalSwarm, told CleanTechnica that they build coal plants overseas to "protect their equipment manufacturers."

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. South Korea, China and Japan on a map and a coal plant
2. Nations funded by South Korea, China and Japan
3. Renewable energy sources
4. Amount of power plants funded by South Korea, China and Japan

VOICEOVER (in English):
"China, Japan and South Korea are expanding coal plants in developing nations despite mounting evidence that the climate continues to get worse."

"A new report published by coal tracking company CoalSwarm shows that these three countries continue to fund coal plant construction in other nations."

"They are building in places such as Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa and Bangladesh."

" CleanTechnica reports that China, Japan and South Korea are doing this despite transitioning to renewable energy sources at home."

"The report shows China has already funded at least 26 gigawatts of coal plants, which is equivalent to roughly 43 coal power plants."

"Japan has financed around 20 gigawatts which is around 32 plants.

"And, South Korea has funded at least 8 gigawatts which is around 11 coal power plants."

SOURCES: Coal Swarm, Clean Technica, Phys.org
https://endcoal.org/finance-tracker/
https://endcoal.org/2018/12/new-global-coal-finance-tracker/
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/12/10/china-japan-south-korea-lead-global-push-to-expand-coal-plants/
https://phys.org/news/2018-12-china-unbridled-export-coal-power_1.html