10 Oct '11, 3pm

Dot Earth Blog: Scant CO2 Benefit from China's Coal-Powered Electric Cars: China's plan to churn out millions o...

Electric vehicles are often propped up as the key technological innovation to solve the global climate crisis. But in coal-dependent China, electric vehicles can actually have a larger carbon footprint than their traditional internal combustion engine counterparts. Electric cars are only as environmentally friendly as the electricity grid from which they pull their energy. In China, those grids aren’t very clean. China produces about 37 percent of the world’s coal , and consumes roughly three times more coal than the US on an annual basis. According to the State Bureau of Statistics, 80 percent of electricity in China is generated from coal with contributions from hydro at 17 percent, nuclear 2 percent and “wind and other” at a measly 0.7 percent. EV production is growing on both sides of the Pacific, but China is clearly taking the lead. In the same year that Obama promis...

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 10 Oct '11, 3pm

Electric vehicles are often propped up as the key technological innovation to solve the global climate crisis. But in coal...

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 11 Oct '11, 1am

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greencarreports.com 10 Oct '11, 3pm

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solarfeeds.com 10 Oct '11, 12am

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China Could Become Electric Vehicle Standards L...

evworld.com 11 Oct '11, 6pm

the rapidly expanding automobile industry in China leapfrog to electric vehicles and so avoid the environmental harm that ...

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evworld.com 10 Oct '11, 6pm

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Why Offer Electric Cars? Because They Sell More Gasoline Cars

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greencarreports.com 13 Oct '11, 2pm

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 11 Oct '11, 1am

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cleantechblog.com 09 Oct '11, 2am

Electric car sales and charging are off to a good start in the United States with drivers who have single family homes wit...

China hits brakes on wind energy growth #green

windpowermonthly.com 11 Oct '11, 9am

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bunkershot.com 10 Oct '11, 11pm

Liang tees off golf’s week-long march across China, Poulter in lead @ChinaGChallenge One hundred years to the day since Dr...

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renewableenergyworld.com 11 Oct '11, 4pm

Forget green energy: while most nations are concerned about carbon reduction, South Africa seems more worried about how qu...

Europe to become first electric car mass market

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 10 Oct '11, 10am

Automotive executives expect that Europe will become the first mass market for electric cars , new research from Ernst & Y...

APT launch new fast charger for electric cars

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 13 Oct '11, 10am

APT Technologies has launched a new fast-acting charging system designed to make recharging electric cars quicker and more...

Coal Plant + New Fuel Cell System = 90% Reduction in CO2 Emissions?

Coal Plant + New Fuel Cell System = 90% Reducti...

cleantechnica.com 16 Oct '11, 6pm

about the Dept. of Energy awarding $3 million for Connecticut’s FuelCell Energy to carry out a three-year project that ent...