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Canadians Forced to pay Carbon Penalties While China Opens More Coal Mines

‘Now is the springtime of coal’: Despite climate change vow, China scrambles to dig more coal

Keith Bradsher — National Post (N.Y. Times) — November 30, 2016

JINCHENG, China — America’s uncertain stance toward global warming under the coming administration of Donald J. Trump has given China a leading role in the fight against climate change. It has called on the United States to recognize established science and to work with other countries to reduce dependence on dirty fuels like coal and oil.

But there is a problem: Even as it does so, China is scrambling to mine and burn more coal.

A lack of stockpiles and worries about electricity blackouts are spurring Chinese officials to reverse curbs that once helped reduce coal production. Mines are reopening. Miners are being lured back with larger paychecks.  Continue reading here…..

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One Comment on “Canadians Forced to pay Carbon Penalties While China Opens More Coal Mines”

  1. pitou69 December 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    Apparently, Canada is 2nd only to Australia in low CO2 output. But, the Boy figures we need a carbon tax.

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