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Good News: China's Dropping Coal Consumption Is Putting the Brakes on Global Carbon Emissions

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

New analysis finds that China holds the key to achieving the 2 degree Celsius global climate goal reaffirmed by 195 countries last month in Paris.

What Goes Up Is Going Down: More on China's Coal Consumption

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 11.23.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

New analyses by the International Energy Agency, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and other experts confirm what I explained in my last blog: that China's revised historical coal consumption figures for 2000-2012, while significant in absolute terms, will not affect long term trends or impact the upcoming climate negotiations.

7 Things You Should Know About China's Coal Consumption

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 11.09.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Now is the time to step up U.S. cooperation on climate change with China, to ensure that the two largest GHG emitters in the world can also be the two countries doing the most to tackle climate change.

China Commits to Significant New Climate Actions in US-China Joint Presidential Statement On Climate Change

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 09.25.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama announced new and strengthened actions by both countries domestically and working together as part of a joint presidential statement on climate change. These commitments provide substantial new financing for developing countries to build low-carbon and climate resilient economies.

How Capping Coal Can Help China Peak Its CO2 Emissions by 2025 and Contribute to the Fight Against Climate Change

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Nearly 80 percent of China's energy-related CO2 emissions come from coal. That's why putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to protect itself -- and the rest of the world -- from the devastating impacts of climate change.

Three Key Questions About China's Climate Commitments

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

A number of questions have arisen about whether China is serious about meeting these targets, and how it will achieve them in the face of daunting challenges. Here are three reasons why we believe China is completely serious about tackling climate change and has the tools to do s.

Another Major Climate Breakthrough: China Will Cap Its Coal Consumption by 2020

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to reduce its CO2 emissions, and an ambitious yet achievable cap can help China peak its CO2 emissions even earlier than the 2030 date announced last week.

A Five-Part Strategy to Cap and Cut China's Coal Consumption

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

China now consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Although scaling up alternatives to coal may seem a formidable task, we believe China can cap and then cut its coal consumption in the next decade.