Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner is a research group leader at Humboldt University and head of climate...

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Technical consultations for a US- China deal have been completed, paving the way for completion of Phase 1 trade agreement, as the Chinese industrial sector posted a dramatic fall in profitability for September.

Lauri Myllyvirta is an energy and air pollution analyst covering air pollution and fossil-fuel trends...

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Lauri Myllyvirta是一位关注中国空气质量和能源趋势的分析师。 对初步数据的分析显示,2019年上半年,中国来自化石能源和水泥生产的二氧化碳排放量预计增长了4%。 自2017年以来一度驱动总排放量反弹的电力行业的排放量趋于平稳,但激增的房地产和基础设施建设带动了钢铁和水泥排放量的快速增长。 对2019年上半年的初步数据的估算显示,相较于去年同期: 中国的煤炭需求增长了3%; 石油需求增长了6%; 天然气需求升高了12%;而且 水泥生产增加了7% 在这篇文章里,我基于对中国政府和金融机构等多个信源的数据的评估,探讨了这些趋势的驱动因素和未来一两年的前景。 化石驱动 按燃料来源划分(如下图所示),煤炭消费量要比2013年的峰值低得多,但自2017年初以来一直呈回升态势;而水泥生产带来的排放量则从去年冬天起攀升。石油和天然气虽然加起来不到总排放量的四分之一,却因其高增长率贡献了半数以上的总排放量增长。 电力转向 过去十年间,电力行业排放量的增加大幅驱动了中国二氧化碳排放的增长,尤其是为支持经济腾飞而蓬勃发展的煤电供应。不过,在2019年上半年,电力行业的排放量几近于零增长。 这是因为,总体而言,(能源)需求增长放缓,这就使得可再生能源(下图中的黄色和橙色条形图)、水电(深蓝色)和核电(浅蓝色)的额外输出涵盖了增量增长(红色),并且没有给化石燃料发电(灰色)留下增长空间。...

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Renewable sources of electricity are set for rapid growth over the next five years, which...

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UK parliament voted this weekend to delay a “meaningful vote” on a new Brexit divorce deal, but markets remain confident a deal can still be reached before the 31 Oct deadline.
In the third quarter of 2019, UK renewables generated more electricity than the combined output from hydrocarbon power stations, paving the way for new investment paradigms, according to analysis by Carbon Brief.