Beijing’s regime and China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) signaled a move towards a greener policy by agreeing to cap greenhouse emissions by 2016. The pollution levels in China are suffocating industrial centers.
China has faced huge environmental consequences. The largest source of China’s emissions is the burning of coal, which accounts for over 60 percent of the nation’s electricity supply.
At the start of 2013 the US Energy Information Administration calculated that China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined.