China to Hit ‘Peak Coal’ Within the Decade

From ABC

By Babs McHugh

Coal exports to China, Australia’s largest customer, are predicted to taper off within the decade as the country tackles serious pollution problems and energy security.

Around 90 per cent of China’s electricity comes from coal-fired power stations.

Professor Frank Jotzo is the director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy, a not-for profit foundation.

He is with the joint Australia-China research program on climate change policy, which is investigating international models of emissions trading schemes (ETS) and carbon taxes.

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