The energy and CO2 emissions impact of renewable energy development in China

@inproceedings{Qi2014TheEA,
  title={The energy and CO2 emissions impact of renewable energy development in China},
  author={Tianyu Qi and Xiliang Zhang and Valerie Jean Karplus},
  year={2014}
}
China has adopted targets for developing renewable electricity that would require expansion on an unprecedented scale. During the period from 2010 to 2020, we find that current renewable electricity targets result in significant additional renewable energy installation and a reduction in cumulative CO2 emissions of 1.8% relative to a No Policy baseline. After 2020, the role of renewables is sensitive to both economic growth and technology cost assumptions. Importantly, we find that the CO2… CONTINUE READING
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