Workers walk near a power plant in Beijing during an especially polluted day in December 2018. China is the top emitter of carbon gases, but has had some success in capping emissions, particularly since 2013. Photo: EPA-EFE
Sverre Thornes
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Sverre Thornes

China can become a renewable-energy superpower if it follows Norway’s path – away from coal

  • Norway’s government and private sector are moving away from coal and raising the ceiling on investment in renewables. As the world’s biggest emitter, it is essential for China to do the same

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Workers walk near a power plant in Beijing during an especially polluted day in December 2018. China is the top emitter of carbon gases, but has had some success in capping emissions, particularly since 2013. Photo: EPA-EFE
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A keeper pets a Przewalski’s horse at the West Lake national nature reserve area near Xihu, in northwestern China’s Gansu province, in May 2013. Once classed as extinct in the wild, the horses, named after a Russian officer and explorer who spotted them around 1880, bear a striking resemblance to those depicted in European cave paintings, with short necks, spiky manes and a yellow hue. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Alarm bell on one million species facing extinction has been sounded and heard. What now?

  • The damning report on the acceleration of species extinction and its impact on human life is the wake-up call we all need. Unfortunately, it was short on clear guidance on what must be done to reverse the current trend

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A keeper pets a Przewalski’s horse at the West Lake national nature reserve area near Xihu, in northwestern China’s Gansu province, in May 2013. Once classed as extinct in the wild, the horses, named after a Russian officer and explorer who spotted them around 1880, bear a striking resemblance to those depicted in European cave paintings, with short necks, spiky manes and a yellow hue. Photo: AFP
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