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China Expected to Reduce Coal Consumption to Improve its Environmental Records

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Published on : Apr 07, 2015

Across the globe, everyone is fighting to reduce the effect of global warming; however no nation counts more than China which is a massive coal dependent nation. China is also accountable for about 30% emission of carbon-dioxide globally. Favorably, it is moving forward to improve its environmental record.

Analysts think that China needs to put in some more efforts to bring down the use of coal. They further think that if China focuses on only one goal then it should be cutting its dependency on coal energy. The nation abodes almost one-sixth of the world's population and it also accounts for almost one-half of global consumption of coal. If China is not planning to reduce their share of consumption and lessen down the greenhouse gas emissions then keeping global warming in check will be an impossible task.

Nevertheless, fortunately china has reported a slight fall in the consumption of coal in the last year and anticipating continuing with the trend in the future. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis reports that the share of electricity generated making use of coal in China will curb from 72.5 % in 2014 to almost 60 % by the end of 2020. 

It means that carbon dioxide emission which is the largest element of the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for causing global warming will start falling. It will further enable China to achieve its pledge that was made in last November. This pledge is a part of a landmark climate agreement with the United States, in which emissions would peak around 2030. As a fact, if the leaders of China leaders act boldly, the peak could be reached earlier, in the early 2020s.

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