Friday, May 29, 2009

Who is Responsible for CO2 - East West Deadlock

China says it's unfair that the west 'outsources' emissions. Now that Lord Stern has said responsibility should be split between producers and consumers, other countries may follow suit (Guardian, May 27th, 2009).

While the debate for the West to establish greener ways, China is already leading the way in clean coal technology and electric vehicles.

Science Daily, February 24th, 2009
Rich countries are contributing to the emission increases in developing nations, but this is not accounted for in international negotiations.

Science Daily, July 30th, 2008
Carnegie Mellon University's Christopher L. Weber argues that China's new title as the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter is at least partly due to consumption of Chinese goods in the West.

Energy integration for China, China Dialogue, May 11th, 2009
Faced with worsening energy scarcity, environmental damage and climate change, China is striving to develop renewable energy sources; in particular, large-scale wind power generation... Large-scale development of wind power is the current trend, but the connection to the grid is a major issue.

Reducing energy use at low cost, China Dialogue, May 04th, 2009
Energy saving in buildings may be the most cost-effective and achievable strategy to address climate change. Collaboration between China and the US, writes David Hathaway, demonstrates that the best strategy is decidedly low-tech.

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