China is driving fast towards an ecological civilization. In 2012, the term was written in the Chinese Constitution as a framework for the country’s environmental policies.
The use of renewable sources of energy is growing in China and as one city shows, cars burning fossil fuel might soon be in the rearview mirror.
- Dabo Guan is a professor of climate change economics at the University of East Anglia.
- Michael Dunne is the CEO of ZoZo Go – a consulting company focused on electric and autonomous vehicles.
- David Livingston is the Deputy Director of climate and advanced energy with the Atlantic Council.
- Ranping Song is the Developing Country Climate Action Manager at World Resources Institute.
“It is completely feasible for China to realize full electrification of its vehicles by 2030, which would bring down the nation’s high reliance on oil imports to zero,” said Wang Chuanfu, chairman of @BYD at the China EV100 Forum. (File photo) pic.twitter.com/crOhXTWlXR
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) January 12, 2019
China Goes All In on the Transit Revolution by #Bloomberg – Just one city's fleet of electric buses (#Shenzhen) is bigger than the five largest North American bus fleets combined. (Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)
— Shenzhen (@ShenzhenCity) December 11, 2017