Air over industrial belts in China is polluted. No big surprise. But how much more or less polluted is it compared to industrial belts in Europe, the Americas, Australia, Africa and Japan?
China is now the largest emitter of CO2 in the world (although you are correct that the US is much higher per capita). India generates 71% of its electricity from coal.Continue reading POLLUTION CHINA→
Green energy is the way of the future. Look at the Fossil Fuel and Renewable Energy Subsidies.
Coal, natural gas, and oil accounted for 87 percent of global primary energy consumption in 2012.
Our energy needs are growing to such an extent that we are forced to use whatever we have at our disposable without looking at the cost/damage. We are so dependent on conventional sources that the need to change often isn’t there.
Fossil fuel subsidies reached $90 billion in the OECD and over $500 billion globally in 2011. Renewable energy subsidies reached $88 billion in 2011. The IMF estimates that for 2015 the economic cost of energy subsidies worldwide will amount to US$5.3 trillion. This is not to be confused with actual amount of subsidies which are projected to amount to around US$333 billion for 2015. Without fossil fuel subsidies, the price of electricity by about 1.2 cents per kilowatt-hour.
There is no such thing as clean coal, it’s a lie. If you think coal is great, why don’t you go live in Beijing and soak up some of that super clean air.
Hydroelectric energyThis form uses the gravitational potential of elevated water that was lifted from the oceans by sunlight. At this time, most of the available locations for hydroelectric dams are already used in the developed world. Hydroelectric energy SUBSIDIES receive $0.01/ kWh.
Energy from wave energy, tides, the oceans and hot hydrogen fusion are other forms that can be used to generate electricity. These energy sources are often non-centralized, leading to greater consumer control and involvement.