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China's National Coal Cap Policy Could Save Nearly 50,000 Lives and $6.2 Billion Every Year by 2020

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

The health, economic and job benefits of capping coal consumption by greatly expanding renewable energy and energy efficiency are clear, and China is currently making strong efforts to speed up its clean energy transition.

China's War on Pollution Is Gaining Traction

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Beijing just announced that it will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants in 2016, avoiding an estimated 30 million tons of carbon. This welcome step, carried out as part of China's national Air Pollution Action Plan, is the latest evidence that China is putting teeth into its pledges to tackle air pollution and cap its carbon emissions.

China's Coal Use and Estimated CO2 Emissions Fell in 2014

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Contrary to grumbling in the U.S. Congress about the strength, or even existence, of China's climate commitments, it's clear that China's efforts to cut its coal consumption and carbon emissions are not only real but already producing results.

8 Ways That California and China Can Work Together to Reduce Pollution and Protect the Climate

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

China has made significant progress in energy efficiency but still requires twice as much energy to produce one unit of GDP as the world average. Enormous opportunities still remain in both California and China to save energy more cheaply than it can be produced.