Is China really contemplating eschewing coal for cleaner fuels to address environmental issues like climate change? Or is it just a case of China talking green while walking further and further down coal-emission road?
The Beyond Coal focus has moved from stopping new plants to retiring the existing, outmoded, polluting fleet -- already 149 of 522 coal burners have announced retirement dates in the next few years, and the Pacific Coast will soon be a coal-free region.
There is a new genre fiction called "Climate Change Fiction" that has become increasingly popular. The major theme of these works is what the world will be like after the effects of climate change has taken effect.
Existing government energy and emissions policies are often based on misconceptions that lead to ineffective or even counterproductive outcomes. The contradictions in policy belie the poverty of analysis and overabundance of ideology that have gone into crafting them.