China pledges to double reliance on renewable energy by 2020 – Jonathan Watts

From Guardian Unlimited:

· Huge polluter would be leading green player

· Critics claim target will not offset climatic damage

China, the world’s second biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced plans yesterday to more than double its reliance on by 2020, which could make it a leading player in the wind, solar and hydropower industries.

But environmentalists said that Beijing’s new target was still not ambitious enough to offset the climatic damage caused by its spectacular economic growth, which will continue to be predominantly fuelled by coal.

See also “Solar panels power army outposts” from CNN.



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