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Challenges of a Growing Population: China

By 2030, The Economist projects 1 billion Chinese, or 70 percent of the population, will live in urban centers compared to 50 percent in 2014. This presents a great challenge to the cause. In an effort to spread out the

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Motivation for Change in China

Sometime in the first decade of the 21st century, China surpassed the US as the largest aggregate emitter of CO2 emissions.  Source: Mongabay, 2009 It’s clear that any discussion of anthropogenic carbon emissions and future mitigation is not complete with

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Energy Production Report Release

In anticipation of the release of our report on Major Economies and Climate Change with respect to energy production, I thought I should outline some of the key recommendations with respect to coal-power generation. The following is an overview of

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China’s Clean Air Initiative?

While much of the world anxiously watched events unfold in Ukraine, on March 5th, to mark the beginning of China’s National People’s Congress, the Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, declared the central government’s commitment to reduce levels of air pollution. He

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China’s Coke Problem

Black carbon is a problematic short-lived climate forcer. While global emissions of black carbon are far lower than those of CO2, the sooty particulate matter has an approximate GWP20 of 2200, meaning its warming power is far more potent than

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China’s High-Speed Rail Subsidies

China has spent more than half a trillion dollars on building the world’s largest high-speed rail network system.[1] This system has revolutionized the way business is done by dramatically lowering the time and cost of getting around the country. Additionally,

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Can China Get a Handle on Pollution? What Does that Mean for Climate Change?

In the northern city of Harbin, China, air quality was so bad ten days ago that concentrations of particulate matter reportedly reached 1000 micrograms per cubic meter at their peak, exceeding the World Health Organization’s daily safe levels by a factor of

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China’s Dark Matter

This is not the matter that you’re thinking of. On September 25, the Central Government announced the development and eventual launch of five research satellites by 2015. One of these will search the universe for dark matter. This, however, will

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The State of the Chinese Solar Industry

With news of President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s negotiation in June of phasing out HFC usage in their countries, China’s new leadership has gained international attention in the fight against climate change. With China’s momentum on the

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China and California’s Innovative Collaboration to Address Climate Change

Vice-Chairman Xie Zhenhua and Gov. Jerry Brown sign agreement Photo: Raphael Kluzniok, The Chronicle On September 13th, two of the world’s largest economies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to “enhance cooperation in an effort to combat greenhouse gases and

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