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Unprecedented decarbonization of China's power system in the post-COVID era

  title={Unprecedented decarbonization of China's power system in the post-COVID era},
  author={Biqing Zhu and Rui Guo and Zhu Deng and Wenli Zhao and Piyu Ke and Xinyu Dou and Steven J. Davis and Philippe Ciais and Pierre Gentine and Zhu Liu},
In October of 2020, China announced that it aims to start reducing its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 20601. The surprise announcement came in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic which caused a transient drop in China's emissions in the first half of 2020. Here, we show an unprecedented de-carbonization of China's power system in late 2020: although China's power related carbon emissions were 0.5% higher in 2020 than 2019, the majority (92.9%) of… 

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