Solar panels are scattered among Sichuan pepper fields in Bijie, in China’s southwestern Guizhou province, on August 16. New research shows China could reach 80 per cent carbon-free electricity as early as 2035 without increasing costs or sacrificing reliability. Photo: AFP
Solar panels are scattered among Sichuan pepper fields in Bijie, in China’s southwestern Guizhou province, on August 16. New research shows China could reach 80 per cent carbon-free electricity as early as 2035 without increasing costs or sacrificing reliability. Photo: AFP
Jiang Lin
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Jiang Lin and Michael O’Boyle

US-China climate cooperation can have huge economic and ecological benefits for the world

  • Although the US and China are both making significant strides towards carbon-free electricity generation, they could move even faster if they worked together
  • Beijing and Washington must not let their current political disagreements get in the way of pursuing common interests

Solar panels are scattered among Sichuan pepper fields in Bijie, in China’s southwestern Guizhou province, on August 16. New research shows China could reach 80 per cent carbon-free electricity as early as 2035 without increasing costs or sacrificing reliability. Photo: AFP
Solar panels are scattered among Sichuan pepper fields in Bijie, in China’s southwestern Guizhou province, on August 16. New research shows China could reach 80 per cent carbon-free electricity as early as 2035 without increasing costs or sacrificing reliability. Photo: AFP
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