China’s Efforts towards Lowering Carbon Dioxide Emissions Finally Reap Desired Results

Published By : 03 Mar 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

As per 2014 estimates, the overall consumption of coal in China declined by 2.9%. This has been noted as the very first decline of coal consumption in perhaps 14 years or so. Also, according to industry specialists, China’s carbon dioxide emissions have also reduced by 0.7% first time in this century. It can thus be concluded that China has taken up the task of reducing carbon emissions and coal use in a rather serious manner and one can clearly even see the positive outcomes of the same. 

There are in fact, innumerable factors which point to the fact that China is strongly working towards controlling air pollution and also on climate change. Declining coal consumption in China can be owed to the country’s efforts and endeavors towards tackling the problem of air pollution, which has always been a major cause of concern in this economy. In September 2013, an air pollution control action plan was adopted by the China economy in order to drastically bring down the consumption of and demand for coal in the areas of Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Beijing. As a matter of fact, several cities, which also include Beijing have started observing substantial improvements in terms of quality of air and the environment.

China has plans of increasing the use of renewable energy in the forthcoming years, so that by 2020, renewable sources of energy will constitute a major share in the overall energy consumption pattern in China. In the previous year, China proved to be the dominant economy in the entire world that has maximum number of installed photovoltaic capacity. Close to 1/5th of the total number of installed solar panels constitute solar panels on rooftops of companies or households. 
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