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Fracking and China’s Energy Revolution Panel Discussion

June 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – $10

Coal&NuclearPowerPlantsChina is the world’s fastest growing economy. But much of that famed miracle growth has been driven by dirty coal. China’s cities are the most polluted in the world and over-exploitation of underground water reserves, mostly by the country’s thirsty energy sector, has wiped 28,000 of its rivers from the map. And China’s energy crisis is global. China’s greenhouse gas emissions are the biggest in the world and growing at up to 10 percent per year. Enter fracking. China wants to frack the world’s biggest gas reserves at a head-spinning pace: three times as fast as the U.S. has. Will the onset of fracking in China drive down its coal addiction? At what costs?

Join The Asia Society for an exclusive preview of a yearlong investigation by Mother Jones and Climate Desk into China’s nascent fracking boom, followed by discussion of China’s energy future moderated by Climate Desk producer James West, in conversation with Mother Jones reporter Jaeah Lee, Asia Society’s Orville Schell, energy adviser Ella Chou, and Gasland director Josh Fox.

Can’t make it to this program? Tune in to AsiaSociety.org/Live at 7:30pm E.T. for a free live video webcast. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to moderator@asiasociety.org or to tweet their questions to #AskAsia.

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June 11, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $10
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