Energy Transition

Here's how China can achieve economic growth without increasing carbon emissions

China is a world leader in renewables but also ranks high for carbon emissions Image: REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Nicholas Wagner

Programme Officer of Renewable Energy Roadmaps (REmap), IRENA

Paul Durrant

Head of End-use Sectors & Bioenergy, Innovation & Technology Centre, IRENA

Dolf Gielen

Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)


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a chart showing Fossil carbon dioxide emissions of major economies.
Figure 1: Fossil carbon dioxide emissions of major economies. Image: Source: IRENA, based on JRC, 202

China is tapping on renewable energy to balance its carbon emissions
China is tapping on renewable energy to balance its carbon emissions Image: National Bureau of Statistics of China, 2020

China different energy transition scenarios help limit carbon emissions
Figure 3: China energy transition scenarios that will help limit carbon emissions in the country Image: Energy Post

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