Business / Policy

Nation plans major drive to expand wind capacity

[2014-02-26 08:46]

China plans a big push to increase the installed capacity of wind power this year, with offshore facilities getting top priority, a senior official said.

China's cabinet stresses PM2.5 control

[2014-02-13 10:23]

"Major cities and regions where smog is frequent should be the focus (of air pollution control), and control of PM2.5 and PM10 should be a key task," said a statement.

China targets greater non-fossil fuel use

[2014-02-12 09:39]

China will aim to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in its overall energy consumption to 10.7 percent in 2014.

China mulls national pollution permit trading system

[2014-01-10 16:13]

China will look into establishing a nation-wide trading system for pollution permits as part of efforts to use market mechanisms to help clean up its environment.

Higher targets set for emission reduction

[2014-01-10 01:22]

The 2014 target for reduction of nitrogen oxide in the air has been set at 5 percent, a more aggressive level, Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou said.

China vows greater efforts to abate pollution

[2014-01-09 20:52]

A Chinese official said on Thursday the government will continue to fight against air, soil and water pollution with great determination.

China imposes air quality targets

[2014-01-07 21:22]

China's 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions have been set targets to reduce main air pollutants by 5 to 25 percent, in the country's latest effort to combat pollution.

Guangdong action plan set to clear the air

[2014-01-03 19:06]

The Guangdong government will soon implement its air-pollution action plan, made in line with the country's Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan issued in September by the State Council.

Tighter air quality monitoring for more cities

[2013-12-31 20:08]

China's improved air quality monitoring standards will apply in more cities from Wednesday, the latest effort to combat air pollution.

China gets tough on environmental targets

[2013-12-25 22:17]

China Wednesday promised to adopt "the strictest" environment and energy policies as it has lagged behind in terms of four binding environmental targets set for 2015.

China announces greener petrol standard

[2013-12-18 19:40]

China's Standardization Administration announced on Wednesday a stricter quality standard for gasoline to reduce vehicle emissions.

Heilongjiang sets target on pollution cut

[2013-12-16 19:33]

Authorities in Heilongjiang province vowed on Monday to try to get rid of heavy pollution in 2017.

Beijing raises garbage fee on businesses

[2013-12-13 20:52]

Beijing will increase non-residential garbage disposal fees starting on Jan 1 in an attempt to reduce the capital's amount of garbage.

Beijing to ban fireworks on heavily polluted days

[2013-12-13 20:43]

Setting off fireworks will be banned during the coming Spring Festival whenever air pollution in the Chinese capital is serious.

Beijing may ban firework at New Year festival

[2013-12-13 01:07]

Firework and firecracker celebrations will be banned in Beijing if serious air pollution is forecast for the upcoming Lunar New Year, a festival that features massive use of pyrotechnics.

China reiterates emission cut goal, reassures world

[2013-11-21 00:00]

Xie Zhenhua, head of China's delegation to the Warsaw Climate Change Conference reiterated on Wednesday the country's target of emission reduction, reassuring the world by its determination.

China promotes energy-efficient buildings

[2013-11-19 13:58]

Energy-efficient technologies will be promoted in 20 brick manufacturing plants and 40 villages across China next year.

China eyes green plan for 2030

[2013-11-18 23:57]

The frequent occurrence of extreme weather conditions in China has caused an average of more than 2,000 deaths and up to 200 billion yuan of economic loss.

China eases burden on ecologically fragile areas

[2013-11-15 20:57]

China has decided not to press local governments located in ecologically fragile areas to pursue economic growth regardless of environment deterioration.

Guangzhou limits vehicles on road to ease pollution

[2013-11-13 01:09]

Cars will be allowed on the road only on alternate days during red alerts for air pollution in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, under measures the city government approved on Monday.