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  • BNEF: China dominated US$55 billion of global clean energy investment in Q3
    Oct 8, 2014 - Andy Colthorpe -

    Driven to a greater extent by a “solar boom,” China contributed US$19.9 billion to a global total of US$55 billion invested in clean energy in the third quarter of this year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

  • China Plans World’s Largest CO2 Market While U.S. Drags Its Feet
    Sep 3rd, 2014 - Eric Justian -

    Upon learning today that China has a plan in place for a carbon emissions “cap and trade” market by 2016, my joy was mixed with frustration at U.S. foot-dragging. The D.C. gridlock and politicizing of energy sources like wind and solar — the politicizing of energy sources — has consistently ceded manufacturing and renewable energy technological ground to China and Europe for decades. Are we going to let that happen again with carbon markets?

  • China sets 13GW solar target for 2014
    Aug 5, 2014 - John Parnell -

    The Chinese government has announced a target of 13GW of installed solar power capacity for 2014, according to the state news agency.

  • Mass clean energy discovered in NW China
    Mar 31, 2014 - -

    XINING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Geologists have found large masses of hot dry rock (HDR), a form of clean energy, in northwest China's Qinghai Province, local authorities said on Monday.

  • China's geothermal energy could replace coal
    Mar 13, 2014 - -

    BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- China's geothermal energy potential roughly equals 853 billion tonnes of standard coal, and has the potential to replace coal in energy consumption, the country's energy regulator said on Thursday.

  • Renewables can support China's 80 pct power consumption by 2050: WWF
    Feb 20, 2013 - Xinhua -

    China can transition to an 80 percent renewable electric power system by 2050 at far less cost than continuing to reply on coal, according to a report released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Wednesday.

  • China Exclusive: China to build 12 power transmission lines
    Feb 11, 2014 - -

    BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- China's largest grid operator said Tuesday that energy authorities might soon approve a plan to build 12 electricity transmission lines linking the coal production and hydropower centers in inland areas to the densely populated east.

  • China Focus: Shaping up Asia's power network
    Feb 11, 2014 - -

    URUMQI, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's newly operational ultra-high voltage power transmission line, designed with the largest capacity in the world, has laid a foundation for transnational energy cooperation in Asia, according to experts.

  • China targets greater non-fossil fuel use
    Feb 11, 2014 - -

    BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- China will aim to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in its overall energy consumption to 10.7 percent in 2014, in an effort to further improve its energy mix, the national energy authority said on Tuesday.

  • China's power consumption accelerates in 2013
    Jan 14,2014 -

    China's electricity consumption, a key indicator of economic activity, rose 7.5 percent year on year in 2013, the National Energy Administration said on Tuesday.

  • China extends distributed solar target to 20GW by 2015
    Oct 21, 2013 - John Parnell -

    China has extended its distributed solar capacity target to 20GW by 2015. Wu Xinxiong, head of the National Energy Administration said during a recent speech that the country would look to build on the 2GW already installed.

  • China could install 15GW in 2014 says Deutsche Bank; polysilicon supply constraints loom
    Sep 30, 2013 - Mark Osborne -

    In a detailed research report from Deutsche Bank, China’s PV demand, driven by the utility-scale market is growing significantly faster than previously expected.

  • China takes HVDC to new level
    Jun 20, 2013 -

    China is not only conducting the biggest HVDC roll-out in the world, it is also setting up a manufacturing base that could challenge the biggest global players in the market, writes Jeremy Bowden.

  • China generates more electricity from clean energy
    Dec 24, 2012 - -

    BEIJING, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- China generated more electricity from clean energy resources in November amid efforts to boost the use of non-fossil fuel energy sources.

  • China completes wind power transmission project
    Nov 6, 2012 - -

    BEIJING, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- An expansion project for a power converter station that will allow power to be transmitted from northeast China to north China has been completed, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) said Tuesday.
  • IMS Research: Chinese government doubles installation target to rescue domestic PV manufacturers
    Aug 1, 2012 - Nilima Choudhury -

    China’s PV manufacturing base saw a major setback in the first and second quarters of 2012, with a severe slump in exports sparking the government to step in and further raise its PV installation target to 50GW, according to the latest quarterly report on China’s PV market from IMS Research. Tough competition in the global market place, vast oversupply and falling prices has put Chinese manufacturers’ balance sheets under huge pressure and China’s government has responded by more than doubling its long-term installation target from 20 to 50 GW by 2020.

  • 2 mln more Chinese to have access to electricity
    Mar 2, 2012 -

    The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the country's largest power supplier, pledged Tuesday to launch projects in the country's most remote corners, offering another 2.07 million people access to electricity by the end of 2015.

  • Report claims 50% of Chinese solar firms have ceased production
    Feb 2, 2012 - Sile Mc Mahon -

    Approximately half of China’s PV manufacturing firms have ceased production, according to a report on the Chinese newspaper Guangzhou Daily and as cited by Digitimes. Chronic oversupply and massive price drops would appear to have nudged the lower-performing China-based manufacturers over the edge, with the solar energy division of CSG Holding’s research suggesting that half have stopped production, around 30% are at half their production capability and 20% are at pains to maintain their current levels of production.

  • Meet China's Eco Cops
    Oct. 19, 2011 -

    To enforce new rules from the government and U.S. companies, a new breed of worker is appearing in China: A consultant who helps factories adhere to standards, without causing outrageous costs.

  • How China dominates solar power
    Oct 6, 2011 - Stephen Lacey

    Huge loans from the Chinese Development Bank are helping Chinese solar companies push American solar firms out of the market

  • China Remains Atop Quarterly Renewable Energy Index
    Oct 5, 2011 -

    Ongoing debt worries from the United States to Europe, and austerity measures that aim to drastically slash government spending in those countries, continue to impact financing of renewable energy projects. China, meanwhile, is moving ahead with its accelerated growth as renewables continue to figure prominently into its energy future.

  • Co2 Emissions Said Historic High
    Sept. 07, 2011 -

    PARIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Energy-related carbon-dioxide emissions in 2010 were the highest in history, the latest estimates from the International Energy Agency in Paris indicate.

  • Solarbuzz report expects Asia-Pacific PV markets to account for 25% of global demand by 2015
    Sep 8, 2011 - Syanne Olson -

    In the new "Asia Pacific Major PV Markets" published by Solarbuzz, the expectation has been set for the Asia-Pacific solar markets to experience significant growth over the next four years. According to Solarbuzz, this market segment is anticipated to make up 25% of global PV demand by 2015, compared to the 11% it represented in 2010. The top five markets, China, Japan, India Australia and South Korea, will more than likely account for 3.3GW of demand in 2011 alone, with China and Japan leading the region. Growth, in terms of customer segments is anticipated to be guided by utilities, which Solarbuzz speculates will become the largest customer segment as the Asia-Pacific markets leave the prevailing residential installation model.

  • UN says green energy investment at record level
    Aug 11, 2011 -

    PARIS — Investment in renewable energy last year amounted to a record 211 billion dollars, a rise of 32 percent over 2009 and 540 percent over 2004, a UN-backed report said on Thursday.

  • China Sunergy to invest US$277 million in 1GW cell manufacturing expansion
    Aug 5, 2011 - Chris Whitmore -

    Two China Sunergy subsidiaries are investing RMB1.8 billion (US$277 million) in a new 1GW solar cell manufacturing facility in Yangzhou, China. The joint venture will concentrate on the production of China Sunergy's newly-developed Quasar cells, with the first 500MW batch set to be delivered in the first half of 2012.

  • China Solidly Leads Renewables
    Jul 14, 2011 - Bill Opalka -

    China is maintaining its lead in the global renewable energy race while the United States continues to lag in second place, partly due to its uncertain policy commitments.

  • China still most attractive country for renewable energy
    Jul 13, 2011 - Isabella Kaminski -

    A diverse renewable portfolio helps China hold top position in global energy rankings

  • Mongolia allows import of electricity from China
    Jun 10, 2011 - Xinhua -

    The Mongolian government has permitted the company that invests in Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining project to build an electricity line to import electricity from China, local media reported Wednesday.

  • China confronts raft of problems at Three Gorges
    Jun 10, 2011 - Elaine Kurtenbach - Associated Press -

    China has admitted that its showcase Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, has caused a slew of urgent environmental, geologic and economic problems.

  • 6 amazing facts about electricity transmission in China
    Jun 11, 2011 -

    It’s well known that China has been going gangbusters on developing its energy infrastructure, rapidly building everything from not-so-green new coal-fired power to a massive solar photovoltaics manufacturing base to large deployments of wind power. While its energy resources have been growing, though, its transmission capacity has some serious catching-up to do.

  • China to upgrade power grids in rural areas in coming five years
    June 5, 2011 - Xinhua -

    China's top economic planer has issued a notice asking local governments to upgrade their rural power grids in a bid to boost the nation's rural power infrastructure and improve the lives of rural residents in the next five years.

  • China Leads Push to Go Green
    June 4, 2011 - Associated Press -

    AMSTERDAM — Denmark earns the biggest share of its national revenue from producing windmills and other clean technologies, and the United States is rapidly expanding its clean-technology sector. But no country can match China’s pace of growth, according to a new report.

  • Japan says nuclear policy must be reviewed from scratch
    May 25, 2011 - Chikako Mogi and Yoko Kubota - Reuters -

    TOKYO - Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Tuesday that renewable energy would be a key pillar of Japan's energy policy after the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years and that its nuclear policy must be reviewed from scratch.

  • China revises PV installation targets
    May 25, 2011 - Mark Osborne -

    According to reports, the Chinese Government has increased the country’s target for PV installations from 5GW by 2015 to 10GW. Citing an official from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the reports claim that the government has also increased installation targets for 2020 to have 50GW of PV installations, up from 20GW target previously planned.

  • China Leads Push to Go Green
    May 22, 2011 - Associate Press -

    AMSTERDAM — Denmark earns the biggest share of its national revenue from producing windmills and other clean technologies, and the United States is rapidly expanding its clean-technology sector. But no country can match China’s pace of growth, according to a new report.

  • Alternative Energy Watch: China Plans to Spend Big on Grid; Equipment Maker Gets Big Order (SOLR, AMAT, LDK, CREE, VECO, AMSC)
    May 21, 2011 -

    Alternative energy news today begins with a new order for sapphire crystallization furnaces and ends with a story on development in China’s national electricity grid.

  • When Will China's Energy Use Stop Growing?
    May 21, 2011 - Saqib Rahim - ClimateWire -

    China's energy use should flatten out sometime around 2030, with a similar leveling off of its greenhouse gas emissions, a federal researcher said yesterday.

  • Goldwind: Will Wind Be China’s Next Big Export to the US?
    May 11, 2011 -

    The U.S. CEO of the Chinese giant says he’s building jobs here, too.

  • China grids to connect 90 mln kilowatts of wind power by 2015
    May 11, 2011 -

    China's electrical grids will connect 90 million kilowatts of wind power capacity by 2015, said China's largest power grid company on Friday.

  • ABB wins $120-million power transmission order in China
    May 08, 2011 -

    Jinping-Sunan UHVDC link to enable integration and transmission of renewable energy

  • China Installing Wind-power Capacity As Fast As It Can
    May 01, 2011 - Ivan Castano -

    Beijing, China -- China is on track to install as much as 18 GWs of wind-power capacity this year as the world's second-biggest economy continues to diversify its energy resources, according to officials at Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association

  • China Devouring the United States in Clean Energy Financing
    Mar 30,2011 -

    It is no secret China is currently beating the United States in the race to be the global leader of the new energy economy. However, with each passing month the gap between the two nations appears to be growing.

  • Yingli Green plans to establish U.S. manufacturing center
    Mar 30, 2011 -

    In the final segment of a two-part interview, Yingli Green CSO Yiyu Wang discusses the Chinese solar manufacturing equipment and materials supply chain as well as the tremendous growth in project development expected in his country. He also reveals the company's intent to establish its second vertically integrated manufacturing center--the first outside China--in the United States.

  • EWEA 2011: China could surpass 70 GW installed wind by 2015
    Mar 27, 2011 -

    China could surpass 70 GW of installed wind power in 2015 under the country’s new Five Year Plan, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

  • China resumes dam projects to dismay of environmentalists
    Mar 13, 2011 - USA Today -

    Breaking a seven-year moratorium, Chinese officials plan to dam the nation's last free-flowing river in a remote canyon that is home to almost as many species of plants as in the whole of the USA and shrink a fish refuge on the Yangtze River to make room for another dam.

  • China could have 26.7% renewable energy by 2030
    Mar 13, 2011 -

    Renewable energy could supply 26.7% of China’s energy consumption by 2030, although the more probable middle scenario sets the share at 20-22%, according to the Centre for Renewable Energy Development (CRED).

  • One Quarter of China's Wind Power Still Not Connected to Electricity Grid
    Mar 12, 2011 - Matthew McDermott -

    We've been long documenting China's rapid rise to the top tiers of wind power, both in manufacturing and installed capacity. Worldwatch's Revolt blog looks into some of those impressive stats and finds that roughly 25% of China's wind power isn't connected to the power grid.

  • World's first 660 KV transmission system sends power across China
    Mar 09, 2011 - Xinhua -

    YINCHUAN, The world's first 660-kilovolt direct current power transmission system began to supply energy from northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to the eastern Shandong Province Monday.

  • Report warns of high energy consumption in China
    Mar 09, 2011 - - Xinhua -

    BEIJING, While China tries to limit its total energy consumption to an equivalent of 4 billion tonnes of standard coal in 2015, the actual figure may reach 5.1 billion if left uncontrolled, according to a report released on Monday by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

  • Chinese cities are 'worst' in terms of CO2 emission
    Feb 27, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News -

    Chinese cities have the highest carbon emissions per capita and energy consumption per unit of GDP in Asia, while Singapore is the region's greenest metropolis, a study released by the German engineering company Siemens and the Economist Intelligence Unit has showed.

  • China: 248 GW of wind power in 2010
    Feb 19, 2011 -

    China is expected to have reached a total installed wind power capacity of 248 GW in 2020 representing a compound annual growth rate of almost 23%.

  • King Coal
    Feb 6, 2011 - David Stanway, Bill Tarrant -

    Coal supplies 70 percent of China's energy needs, and is responsible for much of its pollution. Despite a huge buildup of alternative sources, coal production is surging and consumption is growing even faster.

  • China Will Scale Faster than US in Race for New Transport Fuels
    Jan 21, 2011 -

    China could lead the race to roll out electric vehicles and will deploy new transport technologies at scale more quickly than the United States, according to a report by Accenture that compares the two countries.

  • Solar Panel Maker Moves Work to China
    Jan 19, 2011 - Keith Bradsher - NY Times

    Citing the much higher government support available in China, Evergreen Solar plans to close its main American factory, in Devens, Massachusetts and lay off 800 workers.

  • China Boasts Breakthrough in Nuclear Technology
    Jan 19, 2011 - News Daily - Reuters

    Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in spent fuel reprocessing technology that could potentially solve China's uranium supply problem, state television reported on Monday.

  • Nations That Debate Coal Use Export It to Feed China's Need
    Dec 6, 2010 - Elisabeth Rosenthal - NYTimes

    Even as developed countries close or limit the construction of coal-fired power plants out of concern over pollution and climate-warming emissions, coal has found a rapidly expanding market elsewhere: Asia, particularly China.

  • In Global Forecast, China Looms Large as Energy User and Maker of Green Power
    Nov 17, 2010 - Clifford Krauss - NYTimes

    China’s push for rapid economic development will dominate global energy markets and be the single biggest force in spurring higher oil prices and carbon emissions linked to climate change over the next quarter-century, the International Energy Agency reported on Tuesday.

  • First Solar Receives Approval for First Phase of 2 GW Plants in Inner Mongolia
    Nov 09, 2010 - Emma Hughes -

    The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved a pre-feasibility study for the construction of the first phase of First Solar's 30MW thin-film solar power plant located in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia.

  • China leading the world in clean energy investment
    Oct 29, 2010 - Juliet Eilperin -

    As weary visitors wait to enter the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion at Expo 2010, a sprinkler system using recycled rainwater and powered through a solar thermal system cools them off with periodic misting.

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in China: Current Status and Prospects for 2020
    Oct 29, 2010 - Lisa Mastny -

    Over the past few years, China has emerged as a global leader in clean energy, topping the world in production of compact fluorescent light bulbs, solar water heaters, solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, and wind turbines.

  • China's Three Gorges Dam reaches maximum capacity
    Oct 29, 2010 - AP

    The water level at China's Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower plant, reached its maximum capacity Tuesday, meaning that the decades-old project is generating its maximum amount of power for the first time.

  • China’s future wind power could equal 13 Three Gorges Dams
    Oct 22, 2010 -

    In 2009, China led the world in newly installed wind-energy devices, reaching a capacity of 13.8 GW (10,129 turbines) – a rate of one new turbine every hour. In terms of overall capacity, China ranks second, at 25.8 GW.

  • China becomes global leader in clean energy: study
    Oct 22, 2010 - Xinhua

    China has become a leader in clean energy efforts, outstripping the United States and Japan, and leaving Australia lagging far behind, a study commissioned by the Australia's Climate Institute showed on Tuesday.

  • China Tops Renewable League
    Sep 28, 2010 - Ernst & Young

    China has succeeded the US as the most attractive location in which to invest in renewable energy projects, according to Ernst & Young's latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices.

  • China Surpasses US as World's Top Energy Consumer
    Aug 11, 2010 - Jenny Barchfield - Associated Writer

    China surpasses US as the world's biggest energy consumer, International Energy Agency says

  • China's boom hurts energy-saving drive
    Aug 11, 2010 - Joe McDonald - AP

    Government efforts to make China's fuel-guzzling economy more efficient suffered a setback this year as surging growth drove a boom in steelmaking and other energy-intensive industries.

    Jul 30, 2010 - AsiaPulse -

    China has invested US$34.6 billion in renewable energy industry in 2009, making the country the biggest investor in the industry in the world, said Li Junfeng, deputy director of the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission.

  • China, India nullify CO2 emission cuts by developed nations
    Jul 12, 2010 - Asia Pulse Data Source - Energy Cenral

    Continued rise in carbon emissions in China and India have "completely nullified" the reductions achieved by industrialised nations, with the result that emissions have remained constant in 2009, a report said Thursday.

  • China gets tougher about protecting environment, cutting emission
    Jun 18, 2010 - Xinhua

    Provincial governments and key enterprises which fail to realize the year's missions in environmental protection and emission cut will be punished as the Chinese central government is taking a tougher stance towards improving the country's environment.

  • Chinese engineers propose world's biggest hydro-electric project in Tibet
    May 26, 2010 - Jonathan Watts -

    Mega-dam on Yarlung Tsangpo river would save 200m tonnes of CO2 but could spark conflict over downstream water supply

  • China's installed power capacity to reach 900 mln kw by year end
    May 21, 2010 - Xinhua

    China's installed power generation capacity will surpass 900 million kilowatts by the end of 2010, Zhang Guobao, head of China's National Energy Administration, said Friday.

  • China, U.S. seek deeper clean energy cooperation