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China's Rapid Renewables Surge

Posted by calkins August 2, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: Olympics, pollution, renewable energy

A little off topic, but still relevant article about China's surge in renewable energy:

China's Rapid Renewables Surge

A couple quotes I thought were interesting:

"...if you look at emissions on a per capita basis, we are not the biggest emitters because we have 1.3bn people."

The report suggests that if China's population emitted as much as US citizens, its total emissions would be roughly equivalent to those of the entire planet's human activity.


The report showed that China was only responsible for about 7% of greenhouse gases emitted in the period before 2002, when more than 90% of emissions from human activity were released.

But since the turn of the century, it added, China's portion has been growing steadily and now accounts for 24% of the global total.

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