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29 Jul 2009 05:07:14

Three Chinese power companies emit more CO2 than UK



Three Chinese power companies emit more CO2 than UK
The biggest three power generation companies in China produced more greenhouse gases last year than the entire of the UK, a new report has revealed.

According to Greenpeace, Huaneng, Datang and Guodian emitted 769 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2008 from 316 million tonnes of coal.

The environmental group's report - entitled Polluting Power: Ranking China's Biggest Power Companies - also noted that China's leading power companies are still dependent on inefficient coal-fired power plants.

What's more, only three of the top ten utilities firms were found to be generating ten percent or more of their electricity from renewable energy sources.

Greenpeace called on the government to increase coal taxes and set a renewable energy target of 30 percent by 2020.

Recently, US energy secretary Stephen Chu signed an agreement in China to foster closer collaboration between the two countries in the development of energy-efficient buildings.

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