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Coal fired generating plants in China (Picture: Kevin Freyer, Getty )

The clean, green, save the planet machine and the worshippers of Greta Thunberg are always eager to tell us that China is the world’s biggest investor in sustainable energy and has more wind turbines installed than any other nation on earth. It is the worst kind of lie because it is true, but only tells half the story. And someytimes being told half the story creates completely the wrong impression in the mind of the audience.

In this case the weirdie beardies and tree shaggers are giving the impression that by trashing our economies in the west, trying to meet unrealistic targets for eliminating carbon emissions we are being good global citizens, while by pointing out the stupidity of such ambitions shows we are evil capitalist sociopaths intent on destroying the planet.

So what is the full story?

While it is true that China has installed huge numbers of wind turbines, this is nothing to do with cleaning up the environment. China is installing wind turbines because then need electricity, end of story. At the same time China is planning to massively increase its coal-fired energy production. This makes a nonsense of reassurances by Western politicians and dishonest environmental activists to climate sceptics who point to the fact that while western nations are undermining their economies for the sake of looking green, that China is in fact among the leaders in the global effort to ‘combat climate change.’ by reducing CO2 emissions.

A report from Bloomberg reveals that China now has enough coal-fired generating plants in the various stages of planning and construction to match the entire capacity of the European Union, and that’s on top the ones they already have up and running. So much for doing their but to clean up the environment and show support for the movement against highly polluting fossil fuel.’

Bloomberg tells us:

“The nation has almost 148 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity under active construction or likely to be resumed after being suspended, Global Energy Monitor, a non-profit group that tracks coal stations, said in the press release Thursday based on plant-by-plant data. That’s almost equivalent to 150 gigawatts of existing coal fleet capacity in the EU and more than the combined 105 gigawatts under construction in the rest of the world, it said.”

China’s plans contrast with those of many other countries, including France’s goal of being a zero carbon economy by 2040 and the U.K.’s pledge to close all coal plants by 2025, (both of which cannot be achieved without irreversible damage to the economies of those countries. Beijing remains committed to coal as its biggest and cheapest source of electrical power, and also to sidelining the developed economies and achieving global economic hegemony. In effect The People’s Republic has thrown down a major challenge to global emissions reduction targets. Its additions in the 18 months to June dwarf declines elsewhere in the world, according to the report. Meanwhile western leaders are intent on taking orders from the Swedish baby troll and destroying civilization, all are so firmly committed to helping China’s world domination bid carbon free economies with the exception of Donald Trump who doesn’t seem to be committed to anything except making The Democrats look stupid.

None of this is news to climate realists, I have been warning for ten years that China was rapidly expanding coal fuelled energy generation while western leaders were talking about returning to medieval technologies like windmills. One of the main arguments put by climate change sceptics against concerted government action by the West to decarbonise its economies is that it takes no account of emerging economies like Nigeria’s, Pakistan’s Indonesia’s, India’s and, especially, China’s. Any attempts to cut carbon dioxide production in Western economies are more than offset by the growth in China’s CO2 output alone. And China’s is matched by the others mentioned.

Those of you who have been paying attention may recall that China and India, the world’s biggest and currently third biggest emitters of Carbon Dioxide (and also both major contributors to just about every other kind of environmental problem, including plastic waste, heavy metals, toxic chemicals and general shite,) are also places with low labour costs and lax regulatory regimes and thus are exempt from The Paris Agreement, the Copenhagen accord and all those other virtue signalling exercises organised by the elites. China, India and the rest are required to do nothing because they are developing economies and for the sake of — — — — — — — — (enter name of worthy, globalist cause,) but mainly of course for the continued growth of corporate profits, their development must not be impeded by trivial considerations like the environment

This latest development in China’s bid to become the world’s leading economic power was predicted in a report published last year by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

If you want to blame someone for the state of the environment, blame the politicians, corporate businesses and the ‘scientists’ who have made all these polluting industries possible. Blame the idiots who decided on our behalf that single use plastic packaging that hangs around for years after we have finised with it would be more efficient than biogradable paper or reusable glass or wood, blame the corrupt politicians who allowed corporate interests to promote through propaganda a throwaway society that sees us dumping servicable clothing, furniture, technological goods and more, because they are last years fashion or an old model. And blame the organisations in government, business and advertising for promoting the lifestyles of the consumption led economy. But don’t blame the people for behaving in ways the propaganda has manipulated them to behave.

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