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Friday Energy Facts: China Produces and Consumes Almost as much Coal as the Rest of the World Combined

May 16, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

China, Coal, and the World

Chinese production and consumption of coal increased for the 13th consecutive year in 2012. China is by far the world's largest producer and consumer of coal, accounting for 46% of global coal production and 49% of global coal consumption—almost as much as the rest of the world combined.[read more]

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America Versus China: The New Reality Of Global Energy

May 12, 2014 by Robert Wilson
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China and America and Global Energy

In 1999 the IEA predicted China's annual carbon dioxide emissions in the year 2020 would be 7,081 million tonnes. In the real world, i.e. not the one that exists in the spreadsheets of the IEA, China's carbon dioxide emissions had already reached 8,271 million tonnes by the year 2010.[read more]

Why We Need CCS, Part 2: Reactive Climate Change Mitigation

May 7, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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CCS Necessity

Based on historical trends, a climate change policy environment of delayed/ineffective proactive action followed by a somewhat desperate reactive push towards rapid decarbonization appears to be the most likely scenario. CCS is especially well suited for such a rapid reactive decarbonization effort.[read more]

China Nuclear IPO Discussion from WSJ

May 6, 2014 by Rod Adams

China Nuclear Development

The Wall Street Journal has published an article titled China National Nuclear to Raise $2.6 Billion in IPO that describes the plan for a major nuclear power plant owner to go public. China aims to reach 200 gigawatts of nuclear capacity by 2030. But the nation must first overcome a number of hurdles.[read more]

Ride for Climate: A Bicycle Journey Across Asia

May 1, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Riding for Climate

Lindsey and I just turned 35. We're at the point in our lives when we're supposed to start a family or plunge fully into our careers. Some of our friends are buying houses, others are waiting for their second child, and a few are negotiating for tenure-track professorships.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: Good News, Bad News on Chinese Coal Use

May 1, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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China Coal Use News

Industrialized nations have been slow to enact binding climate change mitigation strategies due to apprehension that carbon emissions from large developing nations China and India will surpass any western reductions, rendering the actions moot.[read more]

A Step Forward For Public Interest Litigation In China

April 30, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

China recently amended its Environmental Protection Law, the first amendment since the law was enacted in 1989. I would like to focus on one of the new provisions that specifies what organizations have standing to bring environmental public interest litigation in China.[read more]

New Weapons in the War on Pollution: China's Environmental Protection Law Amendments

April 29, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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China's War on Pollution

On Thursday, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, approved major amendments to the country’s Environmental Protection Law (EPL), the first since the law was enacted 25 years ago. These amendments are a game changer.[read more]

Calculating the Emissions From All Those New Chinese Coal Plants

April 27, 2014 by Lou Grinzo
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I mentioned in a prior post (2C in our rear-view mirror, geoengineering dead ahead) that the IEA had tweeted out an astonishing statistic, namely that from 2005 to 2012 China had added 150MW of new coal-fired electricity generation every day.[read more]

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Primetime Debate: Will an Ultra-High Voltage Transmission Supergrid Solve China's Air Pollution Crisis?

April 23, 2014 by Michael Davidson
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China Pollution Crisis and Solutions

It’s hard to imagine coverage of electricity transmission policy here in the U.S. The contrast with Chinese television’s treatment of these issues shows how public concerns over air pollution and renewables are being injected into a decade-old discussion on the relationship between the grid and the state.[read more]

Will Smog in China Spur Climate Solutions?

April 22, 2014 by Catherine Wolfram

China's Smog and Climate Solutions

I have read a number of news stories about air pollution in the major Chinese cities recently. A smog of particulates, ozone, sulfur and nitrogen oxides hangs over cities. The concentration of particulate matter in Beijing is more than 15 times the highest recorded value in Los Angeles County.[read more]

Plotting China's Air Quality: The Good, The Bad, The Un-Breathable [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 21, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

China Air Pollution

It’s common knowledge that the air in China is bad. After all, the country uses 50% of the world’s coal. But just how bad the air is – is it unhealthy or lightly polluted? – is more than just semantics. It’s been the source of debate and controversy between the US and Chinese governments.[read more]

Carbon Trading in China: Short-Term Experience, Long-Term Wisdom

April 14, 2014 by Lucas Bifera

China Carbon Trading

Last week, Hubei Province became the sixth jurisdiction in China to launch a pilot carbon emissions trading program, joining Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, and Guangdong Province. In the coming months, two additional programs will be introduced in Chongqing and Qingdao.[read more]

Shale Gas Blooms in China? Not So Fast

April 10, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

China and Shale

When China released its 2015 targets of 6.5 billion cubic meters of shale gas a few years back, it looked like the goal was out of reach. At the time, the country had zero commercial shale gas production and domestic natural gas extraction was mainly in the hands of state-owned companies.[read more]

China's Continuing Renewable Energy Revolution

April 9, 2014 by Hao Tan
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China's Renewables Revolution

China’s renewable energy revolution moves ahead, with 2013 as an inflection point where scales tipped more to electricity generated from renewables. This means that its energy security is being enhanced, while carbon emissions from the power sector can be expected to soon start to fall.[read more]