January 9, 2007

Chinese nightmare ?

Technology Review presents a potential nightmare scenario with China and its challenges to sustain growth while preserving the environment.
A few figures:
- "two new coal-fired power plants are completed in China each week;
- new generating capacity equivalent to that of nearly the entire U.K. power grid was added last year alone;
- China will become the world's largest carbon emitter within five years."
Credits: "China's Energy Dilemma" by Richard Lester, Illustration by Marc Rosenthal

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