China is the world’s biggest polluter, but the United States and its allies are rapidly transforming their approach to the global economy.
The United States is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide, and its coal-fired power plants have contributed to the world-wide rise in atmospheric CO2.
China, meanwhile, is the leading consumer of fossil fuels, with a coal-based economy in decline, according to the U:S.
State Department’s Global Carbon Project.
But Beijing and Washington have been pushing for new technologies to reduce CO2 emissions, and Beijing has developed a plan to use algae to produce fuel.
The algae-based fuel could replace coal in the United Nations’ carbon-reduction targets.
The algae fuel is an alternative to coal, and China’s Ministry of Land and Resources recently unveiled a proposal to use the algae to make up for the shortfall in the U., the AP reported.
It also envisions China using the algae in the production of its next-generation super-heavy oil.
The Chinese plan comes after a yearlong effort to tackle China’s CO2 pollution.
The Chinese government has pledged to cut CO2 by 40 percent by 2030, and in July, President Xi Jinping announced a new plan to cut emissions by 70 percent by 2050.
In a statement, the State Department called the algae plan a “bold and ambitious” initiative that would contribute to the reduction of CO2 levels.
“Algae could help China meet its 2020 climate targets, and the United Kingdom’s and other nations could benefit from its technology, as well,” the statement said.