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The boldest plan to achieve the targets set by the 2015 Paris climate agreement comes from China.China's Global Energy Interconnection offers a breathtaking vision of how to achieve this energy transformation.The short answer, therefore, is the massive use of zero-carbon energy, especially renewable energy such as wind and solar power, in the form of electricity. The world has enough zero-carbon energy sources to power the entire global economy – indeed to power a global economy much larger than today's.In recent years, China has faced the energy-transformation challenge domestically. China's best supplies of renewable energy (especially wind and solar power) are in Western China, while most of China's population and energy demand are concentrated on the Pacific (eastern) seaboard. Now China proposes to help connect the entire world with a UHV global grid.In most of the world, as in China, the highest concentrations of renewable energy (such as the sunniest and windiest places) are far from where people live.China's proposed global energy interconnection – based on renewables, UHV transmission and an AI-enabled smart grid – thus represents the boldest and most inspiring global initiative by any government to achieve the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
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