china as a world energy leader ... nah
Many experts predict the coal and petro hungry country of China will soon become the new energy leader in the world.
China is calling to have almost sixty percent of their total energy production coming from nuclear and hydro by the year 2050.
However I just don't see this happening no even with some of the expert predictions. China is already the world's second greatest emitter of carbon. They account for sixteen percent of the total world carbon production. This takes second place only to the United States which supplies twenty percent of total carbon output.
China will continue to grow and continue on it's ten percent coal production slash consumption per year increase. Coal accounts for thirty nine percent of total carbon production in the world. Also, China has already began to allow production to lag behind demand. This means they are turning to more dirty coals which produce even more carbon.