By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From WUWT
A study suggests that growing prosperity in China coupled with expected future global warming will drive an explosion in Chinese electricity Demand.
Climate Change Could Ramp Up Electricity Use in China
By Roni Dengler | January 2, 2019 1:41 pm
As the Earth heats up thanks to climate change, people are cranking up the air conditioning. Pumping in that cooled air also increases electricity use, and especially so in countries where people are just beginning to make heavy use of the electrical grid. Case in point: China, where researchers find that climate change will significantly escalate electricity consumption.
“China is now the largest economy in the world, and their electricity sector is probably the largest single place where policy changes will affect greenhouse gas emissions,” said William Pizer, an expert in public and environmental policy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, who led the new research.