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China plans to set purchase quotas for renewables

[2010-09-28 17:12]

China is developing a quota system to assure that distribution grid operators carry a certain amount of electricity generated from wind or other renewable resources, a senior official said Monday.

Vice-premier calls more afforestation

[2010-09-28 14:09]

Chinese Vice-premier Hui Liangyu Monday called for increased efforts to push forward the nation's afforestation, in a bid to build a greener country.

Buffett visits clean energy automaker BYD

[2010-09-27 16:31]

US billionaire investor Warren Buffett arrived in south China's boom town Shenzhen on Monday to attend a series of electric car marketing activities of China's fastest growing automaker BYD Co.

New power 'needs boost'

[2010-09-27 09:38]

The government's relentless efforts to cut carbon emissions has seen it turn to the nation's concentrated solar thermal power sector. However, industry experts warn the industry is still in its infancy and more investment and auxiliary policies are needed.

Shining light on China's solar energy

[2010-09-27 09:17]

Dezhou, a city located in the northwest of Shandong province, used to be famous in China for its braised chicken products. Today, it is branding itself as China Solar City, a national center using green energy.

Packaging reflects changing tastes

[2010-09-22 09:08]

For centuries, it was the quintessential symbol of China's Mid-Autumn Festival, but in recent years it has become a calling card of waste, extravagance and obsequiousness.

Green energy plan powers development of west China

[2010-09-21 16:05]

As part of China's western development strategy, Dunhuang, in the northwestern Gansu province, is booming as a "green energy" city with a solar power industry in the desert.

China urges more efforts to address pollution of major river

[2010-09-19 14:20]

China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has urged stepping up efforts to address pollution in north China's Haihe River.

China seeks to play green with black energy

[2010-09-19 13:48]

For China, coal has been both an economic driver and a source of pollution. However, the world's fastest growing economy will continue to rely upon coal in upcoming decades to fuel its economic growth; the difference is that it is also striving to do so in a greener fashion to keep its promise on emission cuts.

China to have world's largest clean coal conversion industry by '20

[2010-09-19 13:37]

China is expected to develop its coal conversion industry into the world's largest by 2020, as the world's largest coal producer and consumer is seeking clean uses of its huge coal resources, industry insiders forecast.

Pollution reduction on target

[2010-09-19 11:32]

China is beating its targets for reducing major air and water pollution for 2010, Environmental Protection Minister Zhou Shengxian said.

China to upgrade exports by boosting low-carbon sector

[2010-09-17 15:24]

China will flex its muscles to boost the low-carbon economy and green industry, in a bid to help upgrade the development mode of exports, said a senior government official Thursday.

China pushes for energy cooperations, innovations

[2010-09-17 12:57]

China will adopt a more open attitude toward international science and technology cooperation and exchanges in energy conservation and emissions reduction, a senior official from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) said on Thursday.

Wind to play powerful role in Shanghai skyscraper

[2010-09-17 11:35]

Skyscrapers have reshaped Shanghai's appearance substantially in the past decade, and now wind-power generators are set to become part of the city skyline.

China's spending on green tech exceedes 10b yuan

[2010-09-16 16:03]

The Chinese government's investment in research and development of green technologies has exceeded 10 billion yuan ($1.47 billion) for the 2006-2010 period.

China a world leader in alternative power development

[2010-09-16 15:32]

China is a leader in the development of non-traditional electrical power, with its world-leading expansion of alternative power generation, says the head of the country's energy company at the World Energy Congress 2010 on Wednesday.

Hebei Iron & Steel unveils output cut

[2010-09-16 10:36]

Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co Ltd, China's largest steel mill in terms of production capacity, said it would cut its annual output by 6 percent to help meet the nation's target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 45 percent by 2020.

Airbus China increases eco-awareness

[2010-09-16 10:19]

An Airbus A320 model containing a fuel cell demonstrator displayed at the Shanghai Expo had attracted tens of thousands of visitors, it is just one of the measures that Airbus has taken to promote the idea of green aviation in China.

Coal consumption to fall

[2010-09-16 09:48]

China's coal consumption will decline by 132 million tons this year from 2009 due to the nation's efforts to raise energy efficiency by 4 percent in 2010, according to a research note by Cinda Securities.

UN official lauds China for climate change role

[2010-09-15 11:37]

The United Nations' climate chief has hailed China's efforts to improve the prospects of a climate summit in Mexico later this year by hosting a crucial round of talks in Tianjin next month.