A massive increase in recycling across the steel, cement, aluminium and plastic sectors would help China accelerate its transition to net-zero emissions, says not-for-profit RMI in a new report.
The world will not run out of minerals any time soon, and while developing domestic supply chains makes sense, this will not make or break the energy transition.
Market reforms and administrative policies are often at odds in China, leaving fossil fuels with distinct advantages over wind and solar power.
A report from Greenpeace East Asia highlights the significant amount of emissions produced by internet use in China, and the need for the sector to run on 100% renewables by 2030.
Countries in the Global South need international public finance to support clean energy instead of the dash for gas as witnessed in recent years, says the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
A growing reliance on Chinese components in the US power system is increasing cybersecurity risks and could threaten US energy supplies, says the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
China and other Asian countries will have to be much more ambitious if the world is to achieve CO2 emissions cuts from buildings in line with global climate goals.
Bitcoin is often denounced for its vast energy consumption, but some experts argue that the cryptocurrency and its associated technology could be helpful as we decarbonise.