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China seen quickening hydropower approvals: rpt

[2010-07-28 16:39]

China is likely to expedite approving hydropower projects from the second half of this year, or face missing its ambitious renewable energy target after cutbacks in the past five years, local media said.

China, India shift to gas for clean growth

[2010-07-28 15:19]

Asia is boosting consumption of liquefied natural gas relative to oil as nations from China to India try to pollute less while driving economic growth.

Demand for solar PV energy to top 500,000 kW

[2010-07-28 11:47]

China's domestic demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy would reach 500,000 kilowatts this year, said Liu Qi, deputy head of the National Energy Administration (NEA), on Tuesday.

Shanghai to submit alternative energy vehicles subsidy plan

[2010-07-27 11:43]

Shanghai will submit a plan to subsidize alternative-energy vehicles this week, the Shanghai Securities News reported today.

Green stimulus spurs cellulosic ethanol makers

[2010-07-27 10:02]

The government's commitment to come out with favorable policies aimed at promoting clean energy will give a fillip to an early commercialization of cellulosic ethanol.

China meets target of closing outdated coal-fueled power stations

[2010-07-26 09:41]

The Chinese government has met its annual target to close outdated coal-fueled power generating capacity of 10 million kilowatts this month, an energy official said Sunday.

Tianjin's eco-city is a model for Beijing

[2010-07-26 08:17]

Despite being one of China's four provincial level cities, Tianjin has always been in Beijing's shadow. Residents of the capital often look down upon their neighbor city, viewing it as a hick town. Indeed, my Chinese friends in Beijing often say that Tianjin is the Middle Kingdom's "biggest village".

Rutgers' Chinese solar panels show clean-energy shift

[2010-07-23 15:22]

At Rutgers University in New Jersey, 7,600 panels convert sunlight into electricity, saving some $200,000 in energy costs this year in the biggest solar-power experiment at a US college.

Qinghai to up lithium output

[2010-07-23 09:38]

Qinghai province in Northwest China plans to increase lithium output by nearly five times as demand for electric vehicles powered by lithium cells surges, a top local official said on Thursday.

WB report highlights public policy's role in emission cuts

[2010-07-22 17:29]

A World Bank working paper published online today pointed out that urban transportation public policy could affect a city's CO2 emissions in more ways than one.

China makes critical nuclear progress

[2010-07-22 09:30]

China's endeavor to increase the use of clean energy got a big boost on Wednesday after an experimental fast reactor using the mostly homegrown fourth-generation nuclear technology reached the critical state.

Carbon trading in pipeline

[2010-07-22 09:12]

China is set to begin domestic carbon trading programs during its 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015) to help it meet its 2020 carbon intensity target.
Domestic system for carbon trading

China may spend $738b on clean energy projects

[2010-07-21 14:03]

China may spend about 5 trillion yuan ($738 billion) in the next decade developing cleaner sources of energy to reduce emissions from burning oil and coal, a government official said.

GEF donates $820m for environment protection in China

[2010-07-21 11:49]

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has donated $820 million to fund about 100 environmental protection projects in China, GEF CEO and Chairperson Monique Barbut said here Tuesday.

New nuclear plant to land in Guangxi

[2010-07-20 09:46]

China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Corp will start work on a nuclear power plant in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region later this month.

Energy consumption growth may slow down in H2

[2010-07-15 10:36]

Energy consumption growth in the second half of the year is likely to slow down as the government is planning tough measures against energy-intensive industries, sources said on Wednesday.

Green norms for overseas investment soon

[2010-07-09 09:11]

China's government will soon come out with environmental protection guidelines for domestic companies planning overseas investments, ministry officials said on Thursday.

Shenzhen offers subsidies for green cars

[2010-07-07 09:44]

The city of Shenzhen began offering subsidies for new-energy vehicles on Tuesday, as part of broader national program to encourage fuel-efficiency.

China starts building 1st carbon capture project

[2010-07-02 10:42]

China, the world's second-biggest energy user, started construction of its first carbon dioxide capture and storage project in Ordos in Inner Mongolia to reduce emissions.

Bayer gets animated over environment issues

[2010-06-28 11:39]

Experts argue education is key to bringing about changes in human activity to halt climate change.