Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

United Nations Environment Programme: China #1 in adding renewable energy, more than any other country

August 2nd, 2010 No comments

The United Nations Environment Programme and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) recently reported “Global Trends in Green Energy 2009: New Power Capacity from Renewable Sources Tops Fossil Fuels,” and one of the highlights it gave was:

Growth of wind power in China a key feature of 2009

There are a number of interesting facts about China and the U.S. in the report:

China surpassed the US in 2009 as the country with the greatest investment in clean energy.
New private and public sector investments in core clean energy leapt 53 per cent in China in 2009.
China added 37 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity, more than any other country.

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China Reported to be # 1 Energy Consumer – Why the Dread & Gloom?

July 20th, 2010 6 comments

According to a report by the International Energy Agency, China has surpassed the U.S. to become the number 1 consumer of energy.  The Wall Street Journal has this report, a copy of which is included:

China has passed the U.S. to become the world’s biggest energy consumer, according to new data from the International Energy Agency, a milestone that reflects both China’s decades-long burst of economic growth and its rapidly expanding clout as an industrial giant.

China’s ascent marks “a new age in the history of energy,” IEA chief economist Fatih Birol said in an interview. The country’s surging appetite has transformed global energy markets and propped up prices of oil and coal in recent years, and its continued growth stands to have long-term implications for U.S. energy security. Read more…

First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue of the Obama Administration Underway

July 28th, 2009 19 comments

Today marked the beginning of the first U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue under Obama Administration. The meetings are considered to be important even though they may not yield immediate results. Read more…

Add this to your "what if California is a country …" line at the next party

July 22nd, 2008 14 comments

Wired recently reported some amazing statistics:
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