Asia Drove Global CO2 Growth for 20 Years and Asia Growing 30 More Years

There are annual announcements of all global greenhouse gas emissions and some people anticipate those numbers to see if reductions efforts have stopped the increase in emissions. Here I will discuss how the increase in global emissions is a far simpler story and how big the actions need to be to move the needle, slow …

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Sustainably Hustling and Cheating to Become a Fully Developed Nation

China revised up its nominal 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) by 2.1% to 91.93 trillion yuan ($13.08 trillion) and this keeps them tracking to the promise doubling the size of its economy by 2020 from 2010. The current round of revisions is the result of the census uncovering previously unrecorded activity. China is tracking to …

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China and India Doubled Power Generation Over Last Ten Years

China and India both roughly doubled their electricity generation over the last ten years. China will likely slow down electricity generation to a 50-70% increase by 2030. India will likely still double power usage. India currently has the third-highest power generation in the world. India consumed 1636 TWh of electricity in 2018. This was behind …

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China and India Dominate Emerging Energy World and Coal Power Generation Had a Large Increase in 2018

Annual power generation from coal in emerging countries has jumped 54% since the start of the decade, from 4,467TWh in 2010 to 6,863TWh in 2018 as power sector CO2 emissions have surged. From 2017 to 2018 alone, it spiked 7%, the highest increase since 2013. In 2018, coal accounted for 47% of all power produced …

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India Has 5.0% GDP Growth Forecast for 2020 as Part of Asia-wide Slowdown

State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has predicted that India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth will drop to a record low of 4.2 percent in the second quarter amid low automobile sales, deceleration in air traffic movements, flattening of core sector growth and declining investment in construction and infrastructure. India GDP growth has …

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Dehli Air Pollution is Seven Times Higher Than Beijing

India is taking over from China as the country with the worst air pollution. Dehli levels of dangerous particles (PM2.5, 2.5 micron) are about seven times higher than in the Chinese capital Beijing. An Indian health ministry official said the city’s pollution monitors did not have enough digits to accurately record pollution levels, which he …

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India Plans Fleet of 17 Additional Nuclear Reactors

India is aiming to build a fleet of future nuclear power plant projects in order to reduce costs and construction times, according to Kamlesh Vyas, chairman of the country’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). Kamlesh said 17 nuclear power reactors are planned in addition to those already under construction. Vyas noted the overall contribution of …

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Tesla and CATL Interested in India Gigafactories for Batteries

Tesla and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL) and other companies that have shown an initial interest in the Indian government’s plan to build large battery factories at an investment of about ₹50,000 crore (US$7 billion). India’s plan to set up 50-gigawatt hour (GWh) factories. The final tender expected to be awarded by February, …

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Bangladesh, China and India Could Have Conflicts Over the Brahmaputra River

The Brahmaputra River starts in China and runs through India and Bangladesh and there are serious concerns for regional stability in conflicts over the water of the Brahmaputra River. China and India are actively constructing dams and considering water diversion plans. Bangladesh faces human security pressures that will be magnified by upstream river practices. China …

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