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China emissions to fall in 2024 on clean power boom, CREA says

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🗞️ Driving the news: A new report indicates that China, the world's largest carbon emitter, is expected to see a reduction in carbon emissions next year  
• This decline is attributed to a significant increase in clean power generation, including solar, wind, nuclear, and hydro capacity

🔭 The context: The surge in clean energy installations in China this year is projected to generate enough electricity to power a country the size of France
• This development marks a substantial shift in China's energy landscape, reducing its reliance on coal and associated emissions

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The anticipated drop in China's carbon emissions could signal a turning point in global efforts to combat climate change
• As China moves towards more sustainable energy sources, it sets a precedent for other nations and contributes to worldwide emission reduction goals

⏭️ What's next: The report, authored by Lauri Myllyvirta, lead analyst with the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, suggests that the clean energy boom in China could pave the way for sustained declines in carbon emissions
• This shift is crucial for meeting global climate targets and reducing the impact of climate change

💬 One quote: "This year's installations of solar, wind, nuclear, and hydro capacity in China are a game-changer, potentially leading to significant and continued reductions in carbon emissions" (Lauri Myllyvirta)

📈 One stat: The clean energy installations in China this year are expected to produce enough electricity to meet all new power demands in the country, significantly cutting down on coal usage and emissions

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