Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Environment: China's three biggest power firms produce more carbon than the UK

SBS World News reports a Greenpeace report published this week has revealed China's three biggest power firms produced more greenhouse gas emissions last year than the whole of the UK.

The new Greenpeace China report urged China's top 10 power companies to take the lead in addressing global warming and cutting greenhouse gas emissions as they are the biggest emitters.

"China is suffering the pains of extreme weather events such as droughts, heatwaves, typhoons and floods, worsened by climate change," Greenpeace China's climate campaigner Yang Ailun said as he unveiled a new report.

The group warned that inefficient plants and the country's heavy reliance on coal are hindering efforts to tackle climate change.

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