University of Colorado at Boulder

Colloquia Event

Friday March 01, 2013. 03:30 pm. GUGG 205

China’s Energy and Environmental Choices: Green Giant or Dirty Dragon?

Jeff Logan

Strategic Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Abstract: China has achieved remarkable development goals over the past three decades, primary associated with raising living standards for hundreds of millions of its citizens. Energy – especially coal – has helped fuel China’s economic rise. While environmental problems associated with energy choices are well documented, some of the successes are less well known. This talk will explore the Chinese energy scene and resultant environmental impacts.

Geography colloquium series was made possible by the generous support from The Beirne Carter Foundation.