“It’s crazy for an environmentally conscious state to keep putting dirty fossil fuels into producing even dirtier fossil fuels,” says Deborah Gordon, director of the energy and climate program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “The state has got to start to break the chain somewhere.”
At a solo talk entitled “Renewables Aren’t Solving Oil Yet. What Can?”, David Livingston of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discussed how various oil companies rebranded themselves as “energy” companies after the 1970s oil crisis, leading many to believe the 1980s would herald an alternative energy future.
“In China, the petcoke is little known to most of the statistics and even to the energy sector itself, so we cannot find the official data of the petcoke consumption in the national statistics book,” Wang Tao, resident scholar at Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said in a Wednesday discussion at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Wang is a resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and runs the China and Developing World Program. He discussed China's petcoke management at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington on Wednesday.
Most of the 33 million metric tons of petcoke burned in China in 2013 came from Chinese refineries, said Wang Tao, a resident scholar with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing, but 7 million tons came from the U.S.
“You realize very quickly that there’s a lot of differences that … are all hidden under one term called oil,” Deborah Gordon, who directs the Carnegie Endowment's Energy and Climate Program, said in a March interview. “I don’t think that’s going to be adequate for investors in the 21st century, or for governments permitting projects, or for the environmental community.”