China may have already hit the emissions goal it set for itself when it signed up to the Paris climate change agreement, a study suggests. At the 2014 summit, China – the world’s biggest source of carbon emissions – pledged its CO2 emissions would have peaked by 2030. But according to one study, the commitment may have been fulfilled even as it was being made. This is what scientists studying the country’s carbon output between 2007 and 2016 have concluded. During this period economic growth slowed and use of coal-fired power stations declined. The research, led by Professor Dabo Guan of the University of East Anglia and published last month in the journal Nature Geoscience, says China’s emissions peaked in 2013 at a level of 9.53 gigatons of CO2, and have declined each subsequent year to 2016 – the last year of the study.
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As the world struggles with a record-breaking heatwave, China correctly places its trust in the fuel Thorium and the Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (TMSR) as the backbone of its nation’s plan to become a clean and cheap energy powerhouse. The question is if China will manage to build a homegrown mega export industry, or will others have capacity and will to catch up?
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