Going Green

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Chinese Steel Factories Pollute

The world likes to point its finger at the U.S. on pollution issues. They need to be looking elsewhere.

10/11/2007 16:43

Chinese steel factories pollute more than the rest of the world combined

China is responsible for 51 per cent of all steelmaking carbon emissions. Chinese plants emit on average about two tons of carbon dioxide for every ton of steel produced. This year their expected output is 500 million tonnes. Experts warn the situation will get worse.

Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) – China alone is responsible for about 51 per cent of all carbon emissions from steelmakers worldwide, making it the world’s worst polluter among steel-making nations, this according to a statement released on Tuesday in Berlin by the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) during its annual meeting. The industry group is funded by the world's biggest steel producers.

“There are inefficient sites in China,” said Corus Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Philippe Varin. “The newly industrialized countries must make sure they use the best technologies available,'' he added.

China emits more greenhouse gases than other nations because...(complete article here).

Other countries could benefit greatly from U.S. developed technology for minimizing pollutants in the environment. Instead, they continue to point jealous fingers at our economy with accusations that they need to "catch up" and then they might implement the pollution control safeguards that we are using.

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