ChinaFAQs — Short Take

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Summary of key information on China’s actions on climate and clean energy and the implications for the United States.

Key Points

  • China is doing a lot to address climate and clean energy issues
  • China has powerful reasons based on self-interest to act on climate change. Therefore current policies are likely to be continued and strengthened
  • China’s coal use is expected to peak in 2020 given current policies and market trends
  • China and U.S. action can address a large part of the global climate problem and encourage others to act.
  • For leaders in clean energy markets, there are big new opportunities for jobs and economic growth from competition, cooperation and expanding markets.
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