Making the transition

How much coal is there in the world? Where is it found? How much of it should we keep in the ground to avoid negative environmental impacts? Can renewable energy really replace it? How is the transition going to look like? Some statistics from the World Coal Association: There are an estimated 1.1 trillion tonnes of … Continue reading Making the transition

Water pollution in China and India

On August 2nd, 2013, I re-blogged an article 'The greening of China' in my blog titled 'Optimistically green China'. While China intends to go greener, another renewable energy, hydropower, cannot be overlooked. A study by Sean Gallagher, a Beijing-based British environmental photojournalist mentioned that 'renewable energy has no negative consequences' is a myth, busted in a guest … Continue reading Water pollution in China and India

Optimistically green China

"Its current five-year plan calls for a rise in the proportion of power generated from non-fossil fuels of 3.4% to 11.4% of total energy use by 2015, to be accompanied by a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 17% compared with 2010." - John Pearson at che.com Read more about how China is going green in this … Continue reading Optimistically green China