Harnessing Innovation To Reduce Air Pollution in China

China’s growing energy demand, combined with a heavy reliance on coal, has many concerned about growing air pollution and CO2 emissions. Until China can rely on cleaner sources of energy, however, how can increased emissions be mitigated? Policymakers and innovators in China are coming together to propose a patchwork of solutions that range from new technologies to trap carbon and efficiency requirements, to simple mandatory vehicle inspections. There is no doubt that China recognizes air pollution as a major challenge, and this is shown most clearly in the innovative new technologies coming out of Chinese research institutions and industrial labs. From micro-algae farms to hi-tech soot scrubbers, China is developing responses to its energy problem at a rapid pace. To read more in-depth on this issue, including interviews with some of these researchers, read the whole article at Business Week.