China: Global Warming Savior or Sinner?
China burns more coal than any other country. It also leads the world in solar energy construction. So is China a global warming villain or a global warming hero — or both?
In this World Science Forum (July 20, 2009), we had Julian L. Wong, an expert on China’s green efforts.
He’s a senior policy analyst with the Energy Opportunity team at the Center for American Progress. Read his recent report, China Begins Its Transition to a Clean-Energy Economy.
We spoke to Wong. Download the interview, or listen here: He begins by talking about how reducing carbon is a big part of China’s current five-year plan.
You asked him questions on a range of green issues related to China.
Wong says China is quickly ramping up its efforts to increase energy efficiency. At the same time, he notes that the country’s overall emissions continue to rise six to eight percent a year.
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