Lauri Myllyvirta

China’s emissions keep on rising

Lauri Myllyvirta
Emma Howard
| 26th September 2018
CO2 from the world’s biggest emitter had been in decline until last year. Now data reveals a three percent year-on-year increase in the first half of 2018. LAURI MYLLYVIRTA and EMMA HOWARD investigate

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Installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China. Photo: Jiri Rezac / The Climate Group via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

China's renewables drive down CO2 emissions

Lauri Myllyvirta
Greenpeace Energydesk
| 21st January 2016
China's 2015 carbon emissions fell for the second year running, by an amount equal to all of Poland's, while total power consumption increased, writes Lauri Myllyvirta. Credit goes to the massive expansion in renewable energy, with a record-breaking 47GW of wind and solar capacity added.

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The rate of growth in China's emissions from fossil fuels has been declining for a decade - but in 2014 it switched into reverse.

China's fossil fuel emissions fell 3% in 2014

Lauri Myllyvirta
Greenpeace EnergyDesk
| 27th February 2015
China has just recorded its first fall in emissions from burning fossil fuels in 15 years, writes Lauri Myllyvirta. The sharp decline has surprised analysts, and reflects the fast growing proportion of renewables in the country's power supply.

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