Posted by Jeff Condon on May 17, 2009
The New York Times is at it again, their socialist leanings couldn’t be more apparent. This time its China they are holding in high esteem. I have a nearly impossible time reading their propaganda when it’s free but somehow people still pay money for it.
You have got to have your head so deep in the sand to even write this title it’s amazing, but that is exactly what the NYT’s KEITH BRADSHER wrote.
TIANJIN, China — China’s frenetic construction of coal-fired power plants has raised worries around the world about the effect on climate change. China now uses more coal than the United States, Europe and Japan combined, making it the world’s largest emitter of gases that are warming the planet.
What they don’t tell you is that China still has an incredibly limited power supply level on a per capita basis. Single 60 watt bulbs for a families home are common and most homes at the latitude of Georgia don’t even have heat or insulation. People are required to bundle up when it snows for the few days it does in the winter and they spend months bundled against the cold. This means more production is required and will come.
While the United States is still debating whether to build a more efficient kind of coal-fired power plant that uses extremely hot steam, China has begun building such plants at a rate of one a month.
How frusterating is that. The very NYT claiming warming from CO2 is lamenting that the US is debating whether we’re allowed to have another more efficient plant. Quick, I need a wall to bang my head on.
Construction has stalled in the United States on a new generation of low-pollution power plants that turn coal into a gas before burning it, although Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday that the Obama administration might revive one power plant of this type. But China has already approved equipment purchases for just such a power plant, to be assembled soon in a muddy field here in Tianjin.
Ok, Chu might allow us to build one only one. It’s the liberal government blocking construction creating the energy problem it’s the liberals driving the cost of gas through the roof. In the next 10 years when brownouts become commonplace in the US remember China, brownouts are a daily occurrence, a fact of life. This socialistic blocking of construction will eventually result in the same situation here and Tamino will celebrate, as long as his university lab is heated.
Cao Peixi, the president of the China Huaneng Group, the country’s biggest state-owned electric utility and the majority partner in the joint venture building the Tianjin plant, said his company was committed to the project even though it would cost more than conventional plants.
“We shouldn’t look at this project from a purely financial perspective,” he said. “It represents the future.”
Too bad we can’t build them here.
Then the truth comes out.Even among China’s newly built plants, not all are modern. Only about 60 percent of the new plants are being built using newer technology that is highly efficient, but more expensive.
Well, it’s closer to the truth anyway. I wonder who gave the 60 percent number, the government?
In the United States, the most efficient plants achieve around 40 percent efficiency, because they do not use the highest steam temperatures being adopted in China. The average efficiency of American coal-fired plants is still higher than the average efficiency of Chinese power plants, because China built so many inefficient plants over the past decade. But China is rapidly closing the gap by using some of the world’s most advanced designs.
There we are, even though we aren’t allowed to build any plants at all and most of China’s plants were built in the last two decades the US plant’s are still more efficient!! Why the hell is the title China outpaces US in efficient coal fired plants!!
I’ll finish this NYT China worshiping post with this very underreported quote.
China is building considerably more nuclear power plants than the rest of the world combined, and these do not emit carbon dioxide after they are built.
I’m not sure why the NYT spends so much time worshiping socialist governments but It gives you something to think about.