That’s about a 10 percent increase in China’s coal production capacity. China is far away from the green energy renaissance many environmental activists claimed.
China’s Paris accord pledge was to “peak” emissions by 2030, meaning they could increase in the years leading up to then. China’s 4-percent uptick in emissions in the first quarter of 2018 is still in line with its Paris pledge.
China is turning to natural gas power to fight urban smog but only produces about half as much natural gas as it needs.
Obama is gone. The "green queen" Angela Merkel is struggling over coal. Britain is brexiting the green EU. Japan is silent, while China and India burn coal like crazy. Russia never did care. And so it goes.
“This is an agreement that will provide Alaska with an economic boom comparable to the development of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in the 1970s.”
CFACT senior policy analyst Paul Driessen questions the morality of greens who strongly condemn fossil fuels but wholly ignore the massive pollution and working conditions endured by those who mine the cobalt, rare-earths, and other metals that are necessary components of cell phones, computers, solar panels, wind turbines, and other so-called "renewable" resources. Driessen further touches on the hypocrisy of those who support only minimal economic development in Third World countries, and only what can be supported by wind and solar power -- while they ensure unsustainable, unconscionable poverty, disease, and death in poor nations.
Winston Churchill called Russia a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. We could say Obama’s energy and climate policy is confusion wrapped in muddled thinking inside obfuscation – and driven by autocratic diktats that bring job-killing, economy-strangling, racist, and deadly outcomes. President Obama was recently in China, where his vainglorious arrival turned into an inglorious snub, when he had to use Air Force 1’s rear exit. He was there mostly to join Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon to formally sign the Paris climate treaty that Mr. Obama insists is not a treaty (and thus does not [...]
General Electric, one of the world’s largest suppliers of electrical power plant equipment, is all fired up about large markets for new coal-fired generation in India and China as America’s shut down. This may seem quite a turnaround for a company which has been characterized by the National Center for Public Policy Research as “the poster boy for crony capitalism and corporate America’s green energy cheerleader." After all, GE had previously assured investors that coal was on its way out. Its “ecomagination” campaign launched in 2005 focused the company’s future on an “Age of Gas” powered by their heavy-duty turbines along [...]
China’s coal capacity increased nearly 8 percent in 2015 — the year after they pledged to cut emissions.
China is getting way ahead of America in nuclear power, according to a study published Monday in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review.
China is deeply dependent on coal power and won’t be going green anytime soon.
The year of the Big Hype continues, with President Obama and President-in-Waiting Hillary Clinton proclaiming that, in Paris, global warming has been curtailed thanks to a non-binding agreement that allows unfettered coal production and more by China, India, and a host of other nations who are also to become recipients of European and American cash -- lots of it. Meanwhile, of course, ISIL (sic) has been fully contained, and any "evidence" (such as the San Bernadino murders) to the contrary is nothing more than workplace violence (this time against co-workers who must have given insensitive baby shower gifts).
Obligating the United States to slash its fossil fuel use, and send billions of taxpayer dollars annually to dictators, bureaucrats and crony industrialists in poor countries would be disastrous. Thank goodness it did not happen. But we are not out of the woods yet.
Global temperatures have remained steady for almost 19 years, the United States has not been hit by a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane since 2005, total polar ice is increasing, not melting, and seas are rising at barely seven inches per century.
China and the other so-called "BRIC" nations are more than happy to step up as the developed world steps down.