Emissions to be slashed 17% by 2010

China to Cut Greenhouse Emissions by 950 Million Tons

Bloomberg reports China plans to use hydropower, nuclear energy, biomass and gas to cut 950 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2010.
The country’s greenhouse gas emissions reached 5.6 billion tons in 2004, of which 5.05 billion tons were carbon dioxide, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). NDRC chairman Kai Ma says “It baffles me to hear that people are putting the blame on China’s emission of carbon dioxide when both our average and our elasticity were below the global average.”
US emissions in 2004 reached 7.12 billion tons, according to the Department of Energy.

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Writer, journalist and sustainability consultant with a passion for clean technology and public health. 25 years covering power and energy markets: former editor of Power Plant Technology, International Power Generation, Asian Electricity, Aircraft Economics, Energy Risk, Asia Risk, Benchmark; writer for South China Morning Post, Cathay Dragon's Silkroad, APlus, Veolia's "Planet", Hong Kong Tatler; founder of Blue Skies China. MSocSc in Corporate Environmental Governance, University of Hong Kong; BA & MA degree in Natural Sciences (major in Materials Science & Metallurgy), Cambridge University.
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