By Karen Kemp, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University
A new study from Duke University and Fudan University in China is the first to estimate how much Chinese residential electricity consumption would increase due to climate change. It’s a lot.
By the end of the 21st century, each degree Celsius increase in global mean surface temperature (GMST) would raise average Chinese residential electricity use by about 9 percent.
Peak electricity use will rise 36...