Posted on November 05, 2014
The killer line in any domestic climate debate is: “What’s the point of reducing emissions here when China is building a coal-fired power plant each week?”
The facts behind China’s coal consumption are daunting. China is the world’s largest energy consumer and the leading emitter of greenhouse gases. In 2013, coal accounted for 65% of China’s overall energy consumption, making it the most coal-dependent country among top energy consumers.