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A Green Olympics: A Test Case for China and Carbon Neutrality

As the winter Olympics kick off this week in Beijing, the games hope to set a new first: being the first carbon-neutral winter Olympics. For China—the second-largest economy and a major carbon emitter—it’s a way to show the millions of people who will be watching the games that it is…

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Zero-Carbon Heating in China

Heating accounts for approximately 20 percent of total building energy use in China, making it the most significant carbon emitter in the buildings sector.

Moving China beyond Coal: At Home and Abroad

The tremendous announcement last week by Chinese President Xi Jinping that the nation is ending financing for coal plants abroad stands in contrast to a more complex situation at home. The Chinese economy continues to be strongly dependent on coal both to generate electricity and to make the most…