China’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement production grew by an estimated 4% in the first half of 2019, analysis of preliminary data suggests.
Power-sector emissions, which had driven the rebound in overall emissions since 2017, flattened off. However, there was a surge in real estate and infrastructure construction that saw emissions from steel and cement expand rapidly.
Estimates based on preliminary data for the first half of 2019, compared to the same period last year, indicate that:https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-why-chinas-co2-emissions-grew-4-during-first-half-of-2019?
- China’s coal demand increased by 3%;
- Oil demand was up 6%;
- Gas demand rose by 12%; and
- Cement production increased by 7%.