I realize that. The entire developed and developing world is at fault. However, you're not going to see a change anytime soon. All the infrastructure is in place to use fossil fuels for manufacturing and other processes. You might find a new, suitable replacement. Let's say wind or solar power have significant improvements to make them viable for widespread industry. Well you're still going to have years of implementing that infrastructure before it's really going to work. Coal is still generally the cheaper source of energy.
Do you still want your cheap made in China items to be cheap? If you do, then you're not going to see a change in China anytime soon. I'm not referring to just to you with that, mk, but to society as a whole. I completely agree with the article that clean energy needs to be as cheap as fossil fuels before you'll start to see a switch, especially when it comes to developing countries.