As one of the largest countries in the world, China has been leading the fight against climate change. China’s most recent efforts is developing carbon-capture storage facilities which turns carbon dioxide emissions from coal to gas fuel plants.
Located in Shaanxi Province, the facility is built to capture up to 800,000 tons of carbon dioxide on a yearly basis. This amount of carbon dioxide is equivalent to the carbon dioxide emitted by 80,000 cars per year. The facility is projected to reduce problems caused by burning fossil fuels that emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, one of the major components of the climate change problem. By incorporating carbon-capture storage facilities, China is planning to decrease carbon dioxide emissions about 1% each year, which is a remarkable change. By equipping carbon dioxide controls to existing power plants, carbon dioxide storage emissions are about four times lower than those in a regular gas plant. Though government and industry continue to research and develop technological innovations and cost reductions, carbon dioxide storage continues to promote significant emission reduction while leading to more flexibility in resources. We’ve seen in the past few decades, solar and wind energy sources growing in a number of countries because they have become a more economical solution to slowing global warming. In China, renewable energy has been one of the top priorities as well. However, carbon dioxide emissions are still on the rise which lowers air quality.
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