We talked a little about China and greenhouse gases in another thread, so I thought this article in FT might be of interest. Basically, China will surpass the US as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases this year. Other interesting data:
"In a report released on Wednesday, the IEA said China was likely to overtake the US as the world’s largest energy consumer soon after 2010. Chinese primary energy demand was forecast to more than double from 1,742m tonnes of oil equivalent to 3,819m tonnes by 2030. China was “by far the biggest contributor” to an expected 57 per cent increase in global energy-related CO2 emissions between 2005 and 2030, the IEA said."
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