It’s not the difference in coal technology that matters most in reducing emissions, but regulation.
China installed a wind turbine every hour and filled a football field full of solar panels every hour last year.
The continued buildup of coal-fired power plants in China represents an investment bubble that will burst as overcapacity becomes too large to ignore.
An analysis of the IEA’s calculations suggests they may be a very optimistic outlook for the world’s most polluting form of energy.
Action by US and China opens up opportunity to achieve what many thought was a lost cause – a peak in global emissions well before 2020.