Lord Nagafen Raider
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This kind of nonsense that China is leading the way in clean energy is just as disingenuous as some one posting a James Delingpole article. I pray that China does take a leadership position in climate. That some how the US pulling out of the Paris agreement and news hype makes them think they should be the leader because the reality is the exact opposite of what those articles claim. After the agreement China ran up the numbers of preposed plants well beyond what they would reasonably need. They then cancelled some of the crazy amounts they were planning and now they are on a path of extremely mild reduction in their overall energy use. Currently approximately 62% of China’s energy comes from coal, the US 32%. China still has currently planned or is constructing another 300,000 MW of energy that will come from coal. The US currently 895 MW of new energy planned from coal plants. Do those figures make it seem like China is the world's leader in clean energy?No because that isn't true, natural gas expansion turns out releases a fuckton of methane and the US aint gonna hit shit.
"China has made significant progress towards its Paris targets. Coal consumption has remained relatively flat since its peak in 2013, and China’s wind and solar energy deployment continue to grow at the fastest pace in the world. China is implementing a variety of measures to meet its climate goals, including a national carbon cap-and-trade program, a green dispatch policy, and a mandatory national cap on coal consumption as part of its 13th Five-Year Plan for 2016 to 2020.
China to close 500 coal mines and boost clean energy
- Renewables: China set an ambitious target for wind power, aiming to reach 200 gigawatts (GW) by 2020, up from 129 GW in 2015. It also planned for solar capacity to reach 100 GW by 2020, up from nearly 43 GW in 2015. In a move of ambitious leadership, after realizing it could surpass these targets, China revised its wind and solar energy targets to 260 GW and 210 GW by 2020, respectively.
- Buildings: China is taking measures to make its buildings more energy efficient by adopting increasingly stringent standards for new construction and energy efficiency retrofits for existing buildings.
- Vehicles: China’s Ministry of Information and Industry Technology has announced it is working on a phase out plan for the sale of petrol vehicles. China is strengthening its vehicle emission standards to be as strict or stricter than existing standards in the United States and the European Union.
- Cap and Trade: China will establish a nationwide carbon cap-and-trade program in late 2017 or early 2018, setting a price on carbon in major industrial sectors like power, aluminum, and cement.
China wants to ban gas and diesel cars
Ok now you link the stuff Trump has done. I'll start.
Trump caps off a long day by letting coal companies dump waste into streams.
E.P.A. Scrubs a Climate Website of ‘Climate Change’
Trump Is Quietly Surrendering to China on Climate Change