As others shun African coal projects, China gets $4bn Zimbabwe project under way
Yet pumping money into coal underlines China’s creeping isolation in backing plants that generate large quantities of greenhouse gases
For more than two decades, Zimbabwe has been trying to break ground on a giant coal-power complex by the world’s biggest man-made reservoir. China just agreed to get the $4.2bn project under way.
The development near the southern shore of Lake Kariba is good news for Zimbabwe, where a collapsing economy and erratic policies have deterred foreign investment for the past 20 years...