Business / News

Xinjiang spends heavily on wind power industry

[2011-03-03 16:36]

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region plans to spend 20 billion yuan ($3.04 billion) this year to boost its wind-power industry, including the establishment of the region's largest production base for wind-power turbines in Hami.

China mulls banning BPA in baby bottles

[2011-03-03 11:18]

China might ban the use of organic compound Bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic baby bottles, Thursday's Beijing News quoted a health official as saying.

50 electric cabs hit Beijing streets

[2011-03-02 10:56]

A fleet of 50 electric cabs started operation in the Chinese capital Beijing on Tuesday. Each of the electric cabs can run 140 kilometers on full battery and saves more than 30,000 yuan on fuel per year.

China bans two food additives in flour

[2011-03-02 10:02]

Chinese authorities have banned the production of two food additives commonly used to "bleach" flour, said the Ministry of Health Tuesday.

Carbon intensity targets unveiled

[2011-03-01 13:37]

The amount of energy consumed for every unit of economic output fell 4 percent last year from its 2009 level, according to calculations by the National Bureau of Statistics released on Monday.

Green standards issued for rare earths

[2011-03-01 09:05]

Environmental standards governing the production of rare earths, specifically concerning pollutants, were issued on Monday to ensure the sector's sustainable development.

China to promote energy-saving building materials in rural area

[2011-02-21 17:25]

The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development's (MOHURD) Department of Village and Township Construction set plans to provide subsidies for energy-saving building materials, the Shanghai Securities News reported Monday.

Project to tackle heavy-metal pollution

[2011-02-19 09:22]

A long-awaited project to tackle heavy-metal pollution has been approved by the State Council as part of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).

Suntech Power wins $80m UN contract

[2011-02-17 11:07]

Suntech Power Holdings Co announced that it signed an agreement on Wednesday with a Chinese supplier of the United Nations for producing more than $80 million worth of solar power equipment.

Grid shortcomings taking wind out of energy plan's sails

[2011-02-16 11:10]

China, the world leader in wind power by installed capacity, is facing a growing problem with grid connection as more than half of the electricity its wind farms generate goes unused.

Sinovel prepares to unveil China's first 6mW wind turbine

[2011-02-14 17:00]

Sinovel Wind Group Co, China's largest wind power generator manufacturer, announced Monday it will finish production of the country's first independently-developed 6-megawatt wind turbine in June.

Recycled metals sector set to be restructured

[2011-02-12 10:57]

China aims to greatly increase the proportion of recycled nonferrous metals used in its industries.

'Green' financing channels for green industry

[2011-02-11 11:07]

China will establish easy financing channels for companies that manufacture energy-saving and environment-protecting equipment, the Shanghai Securities Journal reported Friday.

'Green' financing channels for green industry

[2011-02-11 11:07]

China will establish easy financing channels for companies that manufacture energy-saving and environment-protecting equipment, the Shanghai Securities Journal reported Friday.

Nuclear power sector target too 'aggressive', says expert

[2011-02-09 09:29]

An "over-aggressive" target for the nuclear power industry by 2020 may harm the sector's healthy development, an industry expert from the National Development and Reform Commission's (NDRC) think tank cautioned.

Nujiang hydro project back on agenda

[2011-02-01 10:47]

The country is set to resume its development plans for the Nujiang River in Southwest China due to increasing demand for energy.

China to launch strict water protection measures

[2011-01-30 13:42]

China will carry out strict water resource management measures to fight water shortages, Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei said Sunday.

Power network set to increase

[2011-01-29 09:30]

China plans to invest in further development of long-distance, high-capacity power transmission technology, aiming to bring more power from its remote western and northern regions to the energy-hungry East and South coasts.

Natural gas demand to soar

[2011-01-29 09:06]

China's natural gas demand will rise 20 percent in 2011 to 130 billion cubic meters (cu m) and production will increase 16 percent to 110 billion cu m, according to a statement from the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Jan 28.

'Important measures' to boost strategic emerging industries

[2011-01-28 14:43]

China is mulling a slew of important measures in 2011 to raise emerging industries of strategic importance, said Zhu Hongren, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Shanghai Securities News reported Thursday.