LONG VIEW: China's Carbon Reversal? (Pt.1/n)
Using satellite data to quantify China's coal-fired power plant activity
We use an innovative alternative data set — near real-time satellite readings of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a by-product of fossil fuel combustion — to quantify China’s decarbonisation push. With the time series thus created, we get unique visibility into what happened, when, and where (at least since 2018).
The key takeaways:
China made a clear…
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