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 […]