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The intense smog situation in Beijing forces the government in China to curb the usage of state...

The intense smog situation in Beijing forces the government in China to curb the usage of state cars and appears to be increasing dialogue on broad policy changes regarding fuel emissions. How bad is it? Areas around Beijing saw only five smog-free days in January with auto emissions blamed for over 25% of the pollution in the air. The issue plays into the strength of foreign manufacturers (GM, F, VLKAY.PK) able to produce modern low-emission vehicles in the region at a steady clip.
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  • wigit5
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    Incoming cash for clunkers? China style
    5 Feb 2013, 03:14 PM Reply Like
  • Hubert Biagi
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    The coal burning plants that Obama is trying kill off here in America, is simply an opportunity for China to burn more coal in their less efficient and dirtier plants. Coal shipments to China keep increasing, does anybody think this is not the same atmosphere? The lib wacko philosophy amounts to "not in my backyard", truly hypocritical. "Moral' guys like Buffet, with his Burlington Northern Santa Fe acquisition, claims it was an play on "America". In reality, the BNSF transports more coal to the west coast than anybody. In reality, Buffet saw this coming and made a play on China.
    5 Feb 2013, 03:40 PM Reply Like
  • panheadpj
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    Does this mean if MR.Buttet didn't invest in coal for China no-one else would and the coal would stop,i don't think so,we do build some nice scrubbers in the U.S.A.maybe we can sell them,now that we're useing them less,as always thankyou for careing.
    5 Feb 2013, 05:54 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    "The coal burning plants that Obama is trying kill off here in America, is simply an opportunity for China to burn more coal in their less efficient and dirtier plants."

     

    That's great. We get cleaner air while selling them our coal and while they try and deal with the smog and health effects of smog, our manufacturing uses cleaner nat gas and produces products with a cleaner environment as a result, making the US a better place to live.

     

    In other news, I find the pro-environment confusion in your rhetoric interesting. Exporting a dirty energy to China so they can suffer its ill effects, instead of us, is now 'bad' because their pollution is somehow our problem on a global environmentalist scale (are you a card carrying Greenpeace member?) because we could burn it here and pollute the 'Earth' less, because we know how to burn coal somewhat 'cleaner'.

     

    Yeah.... that's a great idea. Or maybe not.

     

    It's funny how the pro-coal and anti-wind people have gotten so desperate to make their points they have picked up what used to be the positions of the radical environmentalists formerly exclusively associated with same.... The coal people want us to burn it here because we burn it 'cleaner' and the anti-wind people are all about saving the birds. Intellectual dissonance at its most humorous.
    6 Feb 2013, 07:07 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    25% is cars....well I think I would look to the other 75% to see where that is coming from...lol....maybe that might be an easier problem to fix.....and I bet they have a billion 2 cycle motos and old diesel trucks to boot...just a hunch
    5 Feb 2013, 04:04 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Beijing has some local geographic issues that compound the problem, that are entirely natural (as in not man-made) in their origin.

     

    In fact one of the largest scale programs of tree planting in the world has occurred in Beijing's vicinity and has contributed to mitigating the issue somewhat. Clearly, however, there are many aspects to the problem.
    6 Feb 2013, 07:10 AM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    I hear the wind isn't blowing which is part of the problem...
    6 Feb 2013, 08:32 AM Reply Like
  • The Patriot
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    I would think anti-pollution equipment for the Chinese coal plants would
    be an easy sell.
    5 Feb 2013, 05:24 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    It is, I forget the name of the company but there was an SA article talking about one of the companies doing well selling Clean tech to coal fueled utilities there...
    5 Feb 2013, 08:25 PM Reply Like
  • The Patriot
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    Think man think !! : )
    5 Feb 2013, 08:33 PM Reply Like
  • frogola
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    the point is cars built here have tougher emission standards, that will allow us auto company's like ford to fill the bill if there emission standard become more stringent. sweet .
    6 Feb 2013, 03:08 PM Reply Like
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