With streets empty of cars and most people yet to return to work after coronavirus quarantines and lockdowns, the one problem Beijing shouldn’t have faced in the past weeks is smog, or that’s how it seems to people living in the city. Indeed, on the national level, China’s had the lowest air pollution levels on […]
As China emerges from one of the most serious epidemics of the century – even as much of the rest of the world remains in a coronavirus crisis – the country’s energy demand and emissions are beginning to return to normal. Overall, the figures reinforce my estimate that China’s carbon emissions fell by around 25% […]
It has been a rough start for the New Year environmentally speaking. Delhi experienced unusually cold weather as temperatures plummeted to break new records, while Jakarta suffered its worst floods in a decade.
Global electricity production from coal is on track to fall by around 3% in 2019, the largest drop on record. This would amount to a reduction of around 300 terawatt hours (TWh), more than the combined total output from coal in Germany, Spain and the UK last year. The analysis is based on monthly electricity […]
Our analysis, based on data from various ministries responsible for electricity, coal, oil, gas and foreign trade, shows that emissions increased by 2% in the first eight months of the year, a lower rate than any annual increase since 2001. The main reason was a slowdown in the expansion of coal-fired electricity generation, the analysis […]
China’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement production grew by an estimated 4% in the first half of 2019, analysis of preliminary data suggests. Power-sector emissions, which had driven the rebound in overall emissions since 2017, flattened off. However, there was a surge in real estate and infrastructure construction that saw emissions from steel […]