Friday, 3 July 2009

Good news story: greening of China

China is usually seen as one of the black hats in the global warming movie, particularly when it comes to global agreements. ("We shouldn't do anything unless China does" being climate sceptic code for "we don't want to do anything".) But although China's aggregate emissions put it in the big league, the green movement in China is growing rapidly, and is in some ways ahead of the West. As this New York Times article points out, 'While the House of Representatives approved a requirement last week that American utilities generate more of their power from renewable sources of energy, [ ... ] China imposed such a requirement almost two years ago.'

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