China isn’t just building coal plants. They are also building out nuclear plants rapidly while the US is standing still:
China will surpass the United States as the world’s largest producer of nuclear power within a decade. The U.S. holds 30% of the world’s nuclear capacity, but has stalled for 30 years. China, meanwhile, tripled its supply in 10 years. Before 1986, the world was adding 500 terawatts of nuclear — enough to power around 750 million homes — per decade, but growth slumped after the Chernobyl disaster.
Oh, and incidentally, the left is against nuclear power even though it emits close to zero carbon emissions. Go figure.