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China's Power System: The Green and the Black

Consider these two statements:“China is the world’s biggest market for wind power and solar photovoltaics.”“China is the world’s largest consumer of coal, biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, has some of the deadliest air pollution in the world, and...

Posted March 24, 2015    

No China Coal Peak in Sight: Carbon Capture Will be Necessary to Tame Emissions in this Century

In late 2014, China pledged to peak its CO2 emissions by 2030, and achieve 20% of its primary energy from non-fossil energy sources. And China continues to lead the world in annual additions of wind and solar power. While these developments are to...

Posted February 19, 2015    

Recent Expert Reports: Diverse Zero Carbon Options Needed to Manage Climate

As we enter Climate Week, it’s a useful moment to review some recent expert reports suggesting the need for a broad suite of zero carbon energy technologies to manage climate change. In particular, these reports highlight the potentially critical...

Posted September 23, 2014    

Coal, Renewables, and China: Headlines and Bottom Lines

The new year brought some deserved celebration of the advance of renewable energy in China, as the government announced nearly 8 Gigawatts of wind power additions and 3.6 Gigawatts of new solar installed during 2013.  But as I’ve...

Posted January 27, 2014    

Peak Coal in China, or Long and High Plateau?

China coal power is one of the world’s largest single contributors to carbon dioxide emissions, which will likely need to be reduced to near-zero levels over the next few decades to manage climate change. So when two reports came out in...

Posted October 9, 2013