NewEnergyNews: BIG NEW THREAT TO CLIMATE FROM COAL-TO-GAS IN CHINA

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    Friday, July 25, 2014

    BIG NEW THREAT TO CLIMATE FROM COAL-TO-GAS IN CHINA

    China’s planned coal-to-gas plants to emit over one billion tons of CO2

    Christine Ottery, 23 July 2014 (GreenPeace)

    "There is a potential storm on the horizon of China’s energy policy: coal-to-gas…[If the 50 planned coal-to-gas projects are operational within the next decade, they] would emit around 1.087 billion tons of CO2 per year…To put this in perspective, it is around one eighth of China’s CO2 emissions in 2011 (8.71 billion tons), and much more than the CO2 cuts from coal control measures by 2020 (655 million tons)…[Without a global climate deal requiring the plants to have carbon capture and storage, the] world’s largest emitter of CO2 will put out a significant [increased] amount of CO2 in the atmosphere…[and] exceed its own targets…There are only two existing coal-to-gas pilot projects in China currently…[but there] are around 48 in the pipeline. This includes three under construction, 16 that have been given the green light to go ahead, and 11 that have been newly signed between mid-2013 amid new regulations to get the plants approved faster…” click here for more

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