Climate Change Policy for China: A Key Step in Building International Support for China's Zero-Emission Coal Power
Article from: OGEL 3 (2005), in Coal & Geosequestration
Although China's vast labor force is often identified as the engine that fuels its rapid economic growth and industrialization, the energy from coal-fueled power plants has been an indispensable enabler of China's modernization. With 270,000 MW of new coal-fueled capacity forecast to be added in China over the next fifteen years, local environmental pollution is of paramount concern for China's populace. Also, this vast new fossil fuel energy infrastructure has the potential to substantially setback global climate change mitigation efforts. Fortunately, a convergence of domestic and ...