Graph of the Day for May 6, 2010

"China has become the largest provider among developing nations of carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol after approving more than 350 foreign-invested carbon reduction projects.  As a developing country, China is not obligated to meet targets set by the Kyoto Protocol, but under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) it can provide so-called carbon credits..."

"China is effectively being singled out for the successful way it has adapted to the CDM, Anders Brendstrup, managing director for China for Camco, told Reuters.  ‘They should be praised, not criticised, for this success,' he said. Camco is one of the larger CDM project developers and advisers in China."  Reuters.

Data source:  US Statistical Abstract, Table 1351.

Hoven's Index for May 6, 2010

Change in carbon emissions from using fossil fuels, 2000 to 2006:

US:  +1%

UK:  +4%

France: +4%

Denmark:  +8%

World total:  +22%

India:  +28%

Iran:  +47%

China:  +103%

Mozambique:  +289%

Data source:  US Statistical Abstract, Table 1351.

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