…Paris Accord Increases Use of Coal…
The goal of the Paris Accord is to “keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; and to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would substantially reduce the risks and effects of climate change.”
Each member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that signed the Accord is required to take actions to cut CO2 emissions.
Meanwhile, the proponents of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) have said that C02 emissions must be cut 100% if a climate catastrophe is to be avoided.
However, some countries have decided to use coal-fired power plants to cut CO2 emissions under the Paris Accord.
This would seem to be contradictory and counterproductive to the goals of the Paris Accord.
One country that is aggressively building coal-fired power plants is China. See, Coal and the future of Energy
China sees coal as a way to reduce their increases in CO2 emissions, but this can be counterproductive to reducing CO2 emissions worldwide by 100%.
A report by the IEA Clean Coal Center in London, England showed that Bangladesh had a 5% target for reducing CO2 emissions and intended to use coal-fired power plants to help achieve this reduction. Under their plan, there is no intent to capture and sequester (CCS) the CO2 emissions.
We now have the spectacle of a member of the UNFCCC and a signatory to the Paris Accord using coal, an unacceptable commodity without CCS, one that is prohibited from use for power generation in the United States, to meet its obligations under the Paris Accord.
As a result, coal’s share of power generation in Bangladesh will increase from 2% to 50%.
According to the IEA Clean Coal Center, there are another two dozen countries who have identified the use of HELE coal-fired power plants for meeting their nationally determined contributions (NDC) under the Paris Accord.
There now exists the situation where, according to the UNFCCC and proponents of AGW climate change, CO2 emissions must be cut by 100% to eliminate the possibility of a climate catastrophe, except when complying with the Paris Accord?
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