|Summary||Geng He, a native of Hunan province in China and a graduate student in UC-Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, provides an overview of China’s energy and environment challenges that includes valuable photos, charts, and graphs. Among the points he discusses are that nearly 25 percent of China’s current carbon emissions result from manufacturing for exports that are consumed in other countries, that the movement of some 300 million people from the countryside to cities in recent decades has intensified energy needs, and that coal plays a large role in energy generation. He notes that China is making progress in developing renewable energy sources, mass transportation infrastructure, and market-based programs to curb carbon emissions.|
|Keywords||environment, renewable energy|
|Publish Date||August 4, 2014|
|Source||Speech given at 1990 Institute Teachers Workshop on “Balancing Eonomic Development ant Environmental Sustainability”, August 4-5, 2014, at San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.|
|Speaker Bio||Gang He Bio|
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