Could China’s emis­sions de­cline?

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Re­new­able energy in China is now ex­pand­ing faster than coal and nu­clear. Ac­cord­ing to a new re­port by the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics, China’s green­house gas emis­sions could peak and then be­gin to de­cline around 2025. If the re­search is cor­rect, the de­cline would oc­cur five years ahead of a prom­ise made by China’s leader, Xi Jin­ping, in Novem­ber 2014, as part of China’s his­toric cli­mate ac­cord with the US. AWWF anal­y­sis says that China could be 80% re­new­able by 2050.

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