Trying to spot China’s green energy tipping point

Note: this was originally published elsewhere last year.

China nearly emits as much C02 per year as the U.S. and the E.U. combined. The C02 emitted by China constitutes nearly 11% of all C02 emitted in the world. As of this writing, it’s estimated that coal-fired plants will constitute 30–50% of the country’s energy consumption by 2050. This suggests a trajectory that blows well…