Hey, so the big news is that the United States and China, the top dogs in making the Earth warm, have decided to work together to tackle climate change. They’re planning to boost things like wind and solar power and kick fossil fuels to the curb.
Prez Talk and Climate Mission
Before President Biden and China’s President Xi have a sit-down, they’re making this cool announcement. It’s happening at a time when they’ve got lots to chat about, from sticky topics like Taiwan and wars to this major deal on climate.
The deal they made doesn’t exactly say China will ditch coal, which is the super dirty fossil fuel. But they’re both on board to triple how much renewable energy they use by 2030. The goal? To push aside coal, oil, and gas power with cleaner options. It’s a big deal because it’s the first time China’s agreed to cut emissions in one part of its business.
In a couple of weeks, folks from nearly 200 countries will get together for a climate talk in Dubai called COP28. The USA and China are like the stars of the show there, deciding if it’s time to say “bye-bye” to fossil fuels.
China’s not saying exactly how they’ll boot out fossil fuels yet. While the USA has been using more solar and wind power to kick out some of their fossil fuel use, China’s been doing a lot of renewable energy stuff too. But they’re also building more coal-powered plants at the same time. Hmm, kinda mixed signals, right?
But here’s the thing: even though China’s building more coal stuff, some of those plants might not run at full speed. Experts are thinking China might actually use less coal soon, maybe even next year. That’s ’cause they’re adding a bunch of clean energy stuff too, which could cover the energy needs without the dirty coal.
The Bottom Line
So, USA and China are teaming up to kick out the bad stuff and bring in the good energy. It’s a step towards a cleaner planet, but China’s still got some explaining to do about their coal plans. Guess we’ll have to wait and see how it all pans out!