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Here’s what China closing coal-fired power plants means for emissions

The world’s most populous country has decided to shut down a number of extremely dirty, outdated coal-fired power plants, which will prevent the release of as much as 11.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year. Bloomberg has more on this unprecedented, environmentally-friendly decision.