Views:20 Author:Site Editor Publish Time: 2021-05-17 Origin:Site
Last year, China set a goal at the UN conference to achieve "peak carbon dioxide emissions" by 2030 and "carbon neutrality" by 2060. Since then, "carbon neutrality" has become a buzzword that everyone is talking about. What exactly is carbon neutrality? What does it mean for China's future economic development?
First of all, let’s see the literal meaning of these two words.
It means that the amount of carbon dioxide emitted needs to be absorbed by corresponding measures.
It means that China needs to reach a peak in CO2 emissions by 2030, and then stop growing and gradually decline.
For nearly 200 years, the use of fossil energy has produced notable changes in the Earth's atmosphere - as of the end of 2019, the Earth's carbon dioxide concentration has exceeded 400 ppm, more than 50% more than the industrial revolution.
Excessive CO2 concentrations have led to ecological problems such as warming of the Earth's climate, melting of glaciers, frequent droughts and floods, increased acidity of seawater, and massive death of marine life, and the control of carbon emissions has reached an imminent juncture.
However, to control carbon emissions, it is related to human "food, clothing, housing, and transportation" everywhere.
Therefore, we say that to achieve "carbon peak and carbon neutrality" is to reshape the whole industry pattern.
The first thing to change is the pattern of energy industry.
In China's energy industry pattern, fossil energy sources that produce carbon emissions: coal, oil, natural gas, etc. account for 84% of total energy consumption, while hydropower, wind power, nuclear energy and photovoltaic, which do not produce carbon emissions, account for only 16%. To achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2060, we must significantly develop renewable energy and reduce the proportion of fossil energy, therefore, the reconstruction of the energy pattern is bound to be a major trend.
China's installed capacity of photovoltaic, wind power and hydropower has accounted for about one-third of the global total installed capacity, both in terms of investment and scale, leading the world.
If we want to achieve carbon neutrality in 2060, preliminary estimates show that the installed capacity of nuclear energy needs to be increased by more than 5 times, wind power by more than 12 times, and solar energy by more than 70 times. A huge industrial development space is being opened, behind the trillion level of opportunity. Boosting renewable energy generator capacity to 500 GW by 2030.
Perhaps in the past, many people did not understand the prevalence of "carbon emissions" in human activities, let alone what "carbon neutrality" is. With global CO2 emissions exceeding 30 billion tons per year and oil and coal accounting for nearly 60% of global energy consumption, achieving "carbon neutrality" is both urgent and a huge challenge. To achieve this goal, not only does the energy industry need to change, but every industry, every city, and every person on the planet needs to participate. But let's work together to protect the environment on which we depend.
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