China’s rapid economic growth over the last two decades has brought numerous environmental problems. Today, China contains seven of the ten most polluted cities in the world and is now the second-largest source of carbon dioxide emissions, behind the United States. China’s new renewable energy law recognizes the looming energy and environmental crisis on the horizon but may not be enough to solve the problem.
Borgford-Parnell, Nathan. “China’s Renewable Energy Law: Not Enough to Overcome China’s Energy and Environmental Problems.” Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Winter 2008, 45.