China, the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, surprisingly has emerged as a powerhouse in renewable energy:
- By 2020, the government pledges, 10% of its gross energy consumption will be renewable—a huge increase from the current 1%. (New law took effect Jan. 1, 2006.)
- Its renewable energy market is expected to grow to $100 billion over the next 15 years.
- Solar panels dot Beijing rooftops and Summer Olympics 2008 may just be the greenest games ever.
The full story can be viewed at the U.S. News & World Report web site and is titled “China’s Rewewal: Hungry for fuel, it emerges as a leader in alternative energy,” by Bay Fang.