Egypt’s award of 6GW coal-fired project puts the Mena region on track to more than double its current 7.7GW of coal-fired capacity. With multilaterals shunning the dirty fuel, Chinese finance has proved essential to coal’s recent regional advance.
 
Cairo’s high profile 2 September award of a $4.4bn coal-fired power plant to Chinese state firms Shanghai Electric and Dongfang Electric together with Egyptian firm Hassan Allam represents a big boost for regional...