Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday praised China for “leading the world in renewable energy generation and electric vehicles.”
Musk made a point of repeating his comment on both Twitter and Weibo, the heavily-censored social media network Chinese subjects are forced to use because Twitter is only available to high-ranking Communist officials.
Few seem to realize that China is leading the world in renewable energy generation and electric vehicles. Whatever you may think of China, this is simply a fact.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 29, 2022
On Twitter, Musk was responding to an observation that China allegedly has far higher wind power capacity in megawatts than the United States and European countries — 328,973 megawatts for China versus 132,738 for runner-up America.
China is the world’s worst polluter by a considerable margin, and it does not rely on wind or solar power for the bulk of its electricity — no large country can power fleets of electric cars with windmills. China burns titanic amounts of coal to obtain most of its power, more than from all other sources combined, and its use of coal is steadily increasing. – READ MORE