China has a path to become a climate change leader
If it wants, China can sustainably phase-out coal-fired power and keep the climate from warming by 2°C (3.6°F), without creating a serious economic impact.  According to a new study of the energy sector, China can meet a more ambitious goal of keeping warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F), but that would require meticulous planning and financial support to retire the coal plants.  “This report shows that a sustainable coal power phase-out in China is possible, by rapidly retiring the low-hanging fruit and gradually reducing the operating hours of the remaining [coal-fired power] plants,” said Jiang Kejun, a co-lead author of the study and senior researcher with the Chinese government-backed Energy Resear
Bernie Sanders says China leads in clean tech. But does it?
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been ridiculed for saying China is ahead of the United States in green technology. The Democratic senator running in the 2020 election tweeted that China “leads on electric vehicles and renewable energy, while Trump says climate change is a hoax.” China, with one-third our per capita income, leads on electric vehicles and renewable energy, while Trump says climate change is a hoax. A Green New Deal would invest in building our electric buses, trains and cars here in America with good union wages. https://t.co/XzUylFg4ij — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 5, 2019 Conservative media outlets slammed Sanders for praising the Chinese Communist Party and