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China and Coal: The Reality Distortion Field is as Strong as Ever

December 4, 2014 by David Hone
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China Coal Realism

 

It is very clear from all the reports coming from China that there is real concern about the use of coal and its link with the air quality in many major cities, and the Chinese government is starting to address it through the management of coal use. But coal use continues to increase, albeit more slowly than in recent years.[read more]

China To Cap Coal Use By 2020 To Meet Game-Changing Climate, Air Pollution Targets

November 28, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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China Caps Coal

China announced it would cap coal use by 2020. The Chinese State Council said the peak would be 4.2 billion tonnes, a one-sixth increase over current consumption. This is a reversal of Chinese energy policy, which for two decades has been centered around building a coal plant or more a week.[read more]

China Evolving to Coal Consumption Peak and Strong Climate Commitments

November 7, 2014 by Jake Schmidt

China Fuel Choices and Climate Commitments

Working on international climate change issues over the years I’ve seen the debate shift profoundly in several ways. One of the key shifts is the perception that countries like China aren’t doing anything on climate change. Now China is taking serious action and is clearly on the brink of even more major action.[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]

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]