China is burning 17 percent more coal each year than previously reported

November 5, 2015 by  
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China is supposed to be making major cutbacks on fossil fuels in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, but a new government report indicates that previous figures haven’t exactly been accurate. That is to say, China has been burning a lot more coal than it previously admitted, leaving environmentalists skeptical about how serious the Chinese government is about controlling its contributions to climate change. As the weeks pass leading up to the United Nations climate change conference in Paris next month, other world leaders are likely to be critical of China’s reporting gaff. Read the rest of China is burning 17 percent more coal each year than previously reported

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California close to passing new legislation to set fierce climate change standards

September 8, 2015 by  
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Putting the words “California” and “progressive” together probably won’t blow any minds. But the Golden State is about to take it to a whole new level with a rigorous commitment to climate change that could set a new standard for other states. Mother Jones reports that a series of bills aimed at tackling climate change could soon pass in the state Assembly. The bills would address doubling the energy efficiency of state buildings; sourcing 50 percent of the state’s energy from renewable energy; and cutting fuel consumption in cars and trucks in half. Read the rest of California close to passing new legislation to set fierce climate change standards

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China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals

February 17, 2015 by  
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Of all the nations on the planet, China is not the first place that comes to mind when the subject of green energy is on the table. Yet, China is trying. In 2014, wind farms created 23 percent more power than the previous year. Although China still relies heavily on coal for energy, the increase in clean energy gives some hope that the world’s most populated nation might someday be able to cap their contribution to global warming . Read the rest of China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , china carbon emissions , china clean energy , china green energy , china wind power , China wind power capacity , global warming , wind power increases 2014

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