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Coal colonialism: Japanese-financed coal power plants in developing Asia emit up to 40 times more pollution than plants built in Japan, a study by Greenpeace has found.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/japan-is-exporting-the-most-polluting-kind-of-coal-power-to-developing-asia/

A new report by environmental lobby group Greenpeace, has used satellite data published by NASA to analyse the world’s worst sources of sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution, an irritant gas known to affect human health and one of the main pollutants contributing to deaths from air pollution worldwide.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/62025/power-stations-in-australia-among-worlds-worst-for-toxic-air-pollution/

As China looks to develop its 14th Five-Year Development Plan, the country has a great opportunity to shift toward a higher-quality and lower-carbon economic development strategy. While China has a relatively high annual GDP growth rate compared with the rest of the world, that growth has been slowing.

Read more: https://www.wri.org/blog/2019/08/regional-integration-could-be-key-china-climate-action

Make no mistake - the top headlines in the mainstream press this week around Australia, climate change and energy are not positive. What has been described from many quarters both within the country and from the international community speak of a dereliction of responsibility at the top level in favour of short term economic gain and the politics of coal.

Read more: https://www.energy-storage.news/blogs/australias-solar-states-defying-the-government-coal-train

According to new research solar power is now cheaper than grid electricity in cities across China, which could drive a surge in uptake.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61949/report-reveals-chinas-solar-power-is-now-cheaper-than-grid-electricity/
Projects in every city analysed by the researchers could be built today without subsidy, at lower prices than those supplied by the grid, and around a fifth could also compete with the nation’s coal electricity prices. They say grid parity – the “tipping point” at which solar generation costs the same as electricity from the grid – represents a key stage in the expansion of renewable energy sources.

Read more: https://www.carbonbrief.org/solar-now-cheaper-than-grid-electricity-in-every-chinese-city-study-finds