Chimneys of a coal-fired power plant are seen behind a gate in Shanghai on October 21, 2021. Photo: Reuters
Chimneys of a coal-fired power plant are seen behind a gate in Shanghai on October 21, 2021. Photo: Reuters

China’s greenhouse gas emissions entered decline last summer, but spiralling energy demand could slow decarbonisation

  • Decarbonisation targets could be hard to attain unless China achieves slower growth in energy demand, according to a new report from a climate think tank
  • Investments in coal versus clean energy, as well as pace of economic growth, will determine when emissions peak, says Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air

Chimneys of a coal-fired power plant are seen behind a gate in Shanghai on October 21, 2021. Photo: Reuters
Chimneys of a coal-fired power plant are seen behind a gate in Shanghai on October 21, 2021. Photo: Reuters
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