Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Kyoto Protocol Will Not Work Because of USA, India and China

The USA, India and China plan to build nearly 850 new coal-fired plants, which would pump up to five times as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as the Kyoto Protocol aims to reduce. China, India, and the U.S. - are expected to emit as much as an extra 2.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide, whereas Kyoto countries unrealistically hope to cut their CO2 emissions by some 483 million tons. If all those power plants are online by 2012 to add an estimated 327,000 megawatts of capacity, it completely cancels out any gains from Kyoto.

China is on track to add 562 coal-fired plants - nearly half the world total of plants expected to come online in the next eight years. India could add 213 plants; the US, 72. (Christian Science Monitor)

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