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Remember China's promise to the Paris Accord was too keep increasing their CO2 emissions until 2030 (link)
Under that treaty, “China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years – 13,” and “be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants...."From China's official UNFCCC submission to the Paris Accord: (link)
China has nationally determined its actions by 2030 as follows:
To achieve the peaking of carbon dioxide emissions around 2030 and making best efforts to peak early;
China makes many of the world's Solar Panels. (link) China has leapfrogged from nursing a tiny, rural-oriented solar program in the 1990s to become the globe’s leader in what may soon be the world’s largest renewable energy source. (link) And now, China is the world’s largest solar power producer. (Link)
By the end of 2016, China’s capacity hit 77.42 gigawatts, and while this is great in terms of raw numbers, it’s a lot less impressive relative to the country’s massive population.
As it stands, solar energy represents only one percent of the country’s energy output. (link)However, as Michael Bastach reports in the Daily Caller
China’s air pollution problem is hurting the country’s green energy goals, according to a new study.
Aerosols resulting from power plants and motor vehicles may be blocking out sunlight and reducing solar power output as much as 35 percent in China’s northern and eastern industrial zones, according to a Princeton University study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Chinese officials have taken the country’s pollution problems more seriously in recent years as economic growth wanes. (bold added)Of course they are talking of real pollution, -air pollution- not the FAKE CO2 pollution. As the US EPA defined it:
Air pollution comes from many different sources such as factories, power plants, dry cleaners, cars, buses, trucks and even windblown dust and wildfires. Air pollution can threaten the health of human beings, trees, lakes, crops, and animals...Everyone knows that CO2 is colourless, invisible and essential to life on Earth.
So real air pollution is slowing China's token attempt to slow FAKE CO2 "pollution."