In the national suicide note entitled “Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener”, published in October 2021 just prior to CoP26, we had the idiot Johnson write the foreword to 368-page document.
“The United Kingdom”, he wrote, “is not afraid to lead the charge towards global net zero at COP26, because history has never been made by those who sit at the back of the class hoping not to be called on”.
“Indeed”, he continued, “as we set an example to the world by showing that reaching Net Zero is entirely possible, so the likes of China and Russia are following our lead with their own net zero targets, as prices tumble and green tech becomes the global norm”.
Fast forward to last Sunday and we see a report telling us that local governments in China have approved more new coal power in the first three months of 2023 than in the whole of 2021.
Between January and March this year, we are told, at least 20.45GW of coal power was approved, up from 8.63GW in the same period in 2022. In the whole of 2021, 18GW of coal was approved.
In terms of net-zero and all things green, in 2016 a Chinese Communist party (CCP) five-year plan had placed a heavy emphasis on reducing the use of coal and developing clean energy sources. In 2020 Xi Jinping, China’s leader, pledged that the country would become carbon neutral by 2060.
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