Why China’s carbon emissions are lower than everyone thought

China, which not long ago dived head first into an age of rapid coal-fired industrialisation, has been producing jaw-dropping amounts of carbon dioxide for years, becoming the world’s biggest emitter back in 2007.

But an all-star team of researchers from Harvard, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and more claim that China’s carbon count is way lower than everyone figured - because it was burning low-quality and low-carbon coal.

Energydesk Greenpeace 
The Guardian

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