China is taking dramatic steps to comply with the recent coal capacity target as specified in its latest Five Year Plan.
Aside from cutting down on air pollution, the suspension is also aimed at boosting their renewable energy investment.
According to a report from the International Energy Agency, the generating capacity of renewable energy sources has, for the first time, surpassed coal power.
Energy emissions have declined to lowest levels since 1991 due to lower heating demand, less coal usage, and utilization of more renewable energy sources.
On Monday, China's top economic planner laid out new measures to curb green house emissions brought by coal-fired powerplants in the notoriously polluted country.