Business / Policy

China to monitor radiation in drinking water around nuclear plants

[2012-01-18 15:24]

China's local health authorities have been told to launch a system of checking drinking water around the country's nuclear power plants for radiation.

Shenzhen to further expand use of green vehicles

[2012-01-09 16:08]

Shenzhen is planning to have 2,000 more new-energy public vehicles on the road in 2012.

Officials weighing green benefits of carbon taxation

[2012-01-06 09:41]

China is considering levying a carbon tax within the next three years to tighten its regulations on polluting industries and put the economy on a greener path.

Nuclear approvals may restart: Official

[2011-12-14 09:16]

Chinese regulators may be able to again approve new nuclear projects within six months, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

China to establish climate change think tank

[2011-11-22 09:13]

China will establish its first national-level think tank on climate change issues, to focus on strategic research and international cooperation, said a senior government official.

Pollution measures for public feedback

[2011-11-17 07:06]

The Ministry of Environmental Protection started gauging public opinion on revised air quality standards on Wednesday.

Climate of public opinion

[2011-11-16 07:23]

Public satisfaction will be taken into account in a comprehensive system to assess the performance of local governments on environmental protection.

Fuel-saving strategies to be extended

[2011-09-17 07:39]

The threshold for subsidies on fuel-saving vehicles in China will be raised on Oct 1, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday.

Stricter standards to be set for plants

[2011-08-24 13:15]

China's environmental authorities are mulling over stiff new emissions standards for thermal power plants.

Nation to double solar capacity this year

[2011-08-13 09:21]

China will double its solar capacity and is likely to reach 2 gigawatts by the end of the year.

China soon to issue full plan to reduce carbon intensity

[2011-07-29 09:46]

China will soon release detailed plans on ensuring that its goal for reducing carbon intensity from 2011 to 2015 is attainable.

China may tighten approval of wind projects

[2011-07-20 10:25]

China's National Energy Administration may reinstate its control over onshore wind-power projects with capacity less than 50,000 kW.

Bright future for biomass power in China

[2011-07-11 15:45]

China plans to expand its installed generation capacity of biomass power to 13 million kilowatts by the end of 2015, China Business News reported on Monday.

NE China city to encourage purchase of clean-energy cars

[2011-07-09 14:38]

The city of Changchun, known as China's "auto city", is planning to build charging facilities to encourage people to purchase electric clean-energy automobiles.

China to boost offshore wind power

[2011-06-22 16:52]

China will increase its offshore wind power installed capacity to 5 gigawatts (GW) by 2015 and 30GW by 2020, the National Energy Administration said Wednesday.

Green vehicles exempted from taxation

[2011-06-16 11:12]

The State Council, or China's cabinet, on Wednesday began soliciting public opinions on a draft regulation for the implementation of the Vehicle and Vessel Tax Law, which will exempt electric cars, fuel-cell vehicles and hybrid vehicles from taxation.

Development to find balance

[2011-06-09 14:17]

China unveiled a nationwide development strategy based on regional environment and resource capacities, in a renewed bid to balance economic growth with natural conservation.

China to halt wind turbine subsidies

[2011-06-08 09:36]

China's wind power companies expect to see little impact from the recent news that the country will end industry subsidies because of the investigation launched seven months ago following complaints from US manufacturers.

China will expand solar power

[2011-06-03 15:55]

China will issue a five-year proposal to guide the country's renewable energy development, in which the goal for installed generating capacity of photovoltaic (PV) power is set at 10 gigawatts, China Securities Journal reported on Friday.

China plans 30gW offshore wind power by 2020

[2011-05-17 11:15]

China will expand its offshore wind power installed capacity to 5 gigawatts (gW) by 2015 and 30 gW by 2020, according to the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) on Monday in Beijing.

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