Chinese power production plunges
On DotEarth, Andy Revkin brings us this amazing graph:
(Credit: Richard K. Morse, Stanford University. Data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics)
Researchers at Stanford University who closely track China’s power sector, coal use, and carbon dioxide emissions have done an initial rough projection and foresee China possibly emitting somewhere between 1.9 and 2.6 billion tons less carbon dioxide from 2008 to 2010 than it would have under "business as usual" if current bearish trends for the global economy hold up.