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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
    May 20, 2010 - Xinhua

    China and the United States Thursday pledged to deepen clean energy cooperation as U.S. commerce chief led a large green power delegation to Beijing.

  • State must remain clean energy leader
    May 6, 2010 - Steve Westly -

    While federal climate legislation bogs down in Washington, China is investing $12.6 million every hour in clean energy technology. Why? Because its government recognizes an opportunity when it sees it.

  • 2010 Deep Research Report on China PV Power Station
    May 6 , 2010 -

    China has become the largest Solar Cell Module producer in the world since 2008, and this figure includes the output of Taiwan, which accounted for 40% in the worldwide.

  • China's power grid operator to cut carbon emissions with smart grid technologies
    Apr 22, 2010 - Xinhua

    China's State Grid, the nation's biggest power grid operator, said it would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 10.5 billion tonnes over the next decade by applying smart gird technologies, the China Daily reported Tuesday.

  • China imports 300 times more Russian electricity in 2009 than in 2008
    Mar 24, 2010 - Xinhua

    The electricity China imported from Russia saw a surge in 2009, up more than 316 times than in 2008 to reach 738 million kilowatt-hours, according to the latest statistics from north China's Harbin Customs.

  • Report: Chinese Policies Could Hurt U.S. Renewable Industries
    Mar 24, 2010 - EERE Network News

    China has enacted a series of policies that have made it one of the largest consumers of renewable energy in the world, but the country has also moved steadily to shut out foreign participation in its renewable energy market, according to a new report commissioned by the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC).

  • Analysis: Move to low-carbon economy emerges as key reform
    Mar 9, 2010 - Xinhua

    A low-carbon economy is becoming the favorite option for the future economic growth pattern in China because it is in line with the major world trend and reflects the country's fundamental situation.

  • Chinese dominance in clean energy equipment will have worrying effect on energy politics
    Mar 8, 2010 - Datamonitor - Energy Central

    China's rise to become the world leader in the production of clean tech equipment and rare earth metals will have negative consequences for the West in both economic and political terms. Aside from resulting in the eastward migration of industry players, the trend will allow China to gain control over the sector in a manner reminiscent of OPEC.

  • China to move ahead on clean energy "combustible ice"
    Mar 6, 2010 - Xinhua

    China's western Qinghai Province, containing major deposits of the country's "combustible ice," will see increased explorations for this emerging clean energy, Provincial Governor Luo Huining said on Saturday.

  • Report: China drafts 10-year 'green energy' plan
    Mar 2, 2010 - The Associated Press

    China plans to have "clean energy" account for 15 percent of its total consumption under a 10-year renewable energy promotion program soon to be made public, a state-run newspaper cites the head of the country's National Energy Administration as saying.

  • Financial Crisis Paves the Way for Chinese Solar Giants
    Feb 10, 2010 - Coco Liu -

    Sales of Chinese solar modules, which accounted for nearly one third of the global market share, were shadowed in the wake of the financial crisis. However, what did not kill the Chinese companies made them stronger, especially in terms of product cost and market access.

  • The Age of the 800-kV HVDC
    Feb 1, 2010 - Sonal Patel -

    High-voltage direct current transmission (HVDC) has come a long way since 1882 when the first of its type carried power from Miesbach in Bavaria to an electricity exhibition in Munich, 57 kilometers (km) away, at a mere 1,400 V.

  • China Leading Global Race to Make Clean Energy
    Jan 30, 2010 - Keith Bradsher - New York Times

    TIANJIN, China — China vaulted past competitors in Denmark, Germany, Spain and the United States last year to become the world’s largest maker of wind turbines, and is poised to expand even further this year.

  • Recommendations for renewable energy policies in China
    Jan 22, 2010 - REN21

    Growing recognition of the important role that renewable energy can play in tackling climate change and ensuring energy security has led to a rapid boom in the industry over the last five years. According to the Renewables Global Status Report 2009 Update, annual renewable energy investment has increased fourfold since 2004 to reach USD120 billion in 2008.

  • Background Paper: Chinese renewable status report 2009
    Jan 22, 2010 - REN21

    This report was commissioned by REN21 and produced in collaboration with the Chinese Renewable Energy Industrial Association (CREIA) and technology experts from various Chinese research institutions and private sector. Financing was provided by the United States Department of States, Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) Programme.

  • China may Add 10,000MW Wind Power Installed Capacity in 2010
    Jan 21, 2010 - SinoCast Daily Business Beat

    Shi Pengfei, Deputy President of the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), yesterday estimated that China's newly-added wind power installed capacity could reach 12,000MW in 2009, but that for 2010 would slightly reduce to 10,000MW or so.

  • China Snaps Up California Solar Market
    Jan 14, 2010 - Todd Woody - The New York Times

    China’s rise as a major solar module maker has been meteoric, but perhaps nowhere has its ascension been faster than in California, the United States’ largest solar market.

  • ABB Sets Another Record With Ultrahigh-Voltage Power Project In China
    Jan 13, 2010 -

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced the successful ‘open-line' test for Pole 1 of the 800 kV (kilovolt) UHVDC (ultrahigh-voltage direct current) Fengxian converter station in Shanghai, in close cooperation with State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). This test was accomplished in a record time of just two years from receiving the order, a year ahead of schedule.

  • ESolar Lands Whopper Contract For Solar Thermal in China
    Jan 10, 2010 - Michael Kanellos - greentechsolar

    Analysis--The change in strategy implemented about a year ago at eSolar seems to be working.

  • eSolar strikes deal to build power plants in China
    Jan 9, 2010 - Cara Anna - AP

    A U.S. solar power company said Saturday it will help build a series of solar thermal power plants in China, as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases tries to decrease its heavy reliance on coal, imported gas and oil.

  • Siemens sets up largest power transmission system
    Dec 30, 2009 - Commodity Online

    ERLANGEN (Commodity Online): Siemens Energy and the utility China Southern Power Grid have set up world most powerful high-voltage direct-current transmission system (HVDC) with a transmission capacity of 5000 MW covering a distance of more than 1400 km from Yunnan to Guandong.

  • China enacts law to promote renewable energy
    Dec 27, 2009 - Joe McDonald - Associated Press

    China's utilities will be required to buy all the power produced by wind farms and other renewable sources under a new law meant to promote the industry and reduce heavy reliance on coal.

  • China to have world's second biggest power capacity
    Dec 25, 2009 - Xinhua

    China's electricity generation capacity will increase to 860 million kilowatts at the end of this year, the second largest after the United States, energy official said on Friday.

  • China's green energy goes to waste in distribution bottleneck
    Dec 22, 2009 - Xinhua

    Green electricity from north China's growing wind power generators is being wasted because the country's power grid cannot absorb it, power experts have said.

  • Green Giant
    Dec 21, 2009 - Evan Osnos - The New Yorker

    On March 3, 1986, four of China’s top weapons scientists -- each a veteran of the missile and space program -- sent a private letter to Deng Xiaoping, the leader of the country.

  • China advances up renewable energy league – Ernst & Young
    Dec 18, 2009 -

    China is now one of the top two most attractive locations in the world in which to invest in renewable energy projects, according to Ernst & Young's latest global renewable energy country attractiveness indices.

  • China Heavily Reliant on Emissions Heavy Coal
    Dec 16, 2009 - Voice of America News

    China is pushing ahead with plans to develop renewable energy sources. At the same time, though, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases is still largely reliant on one major source of carbon emissions - coal.

  • China Challenging the United States for World Wind Leadership
    Dec 10, 2009 - J. Matthew Roney - Earth Policy Institute

    Leadership of the global wind market is about to change hands. The United States—the birthplace of the modern wind industry—has held the top spot in new installations since 2005, growing at 50 percent a year and adding a record 8,540 megawatts of wind generating capacity in 2008. But if the credit-crunched U.S. industry adds only 8,000 megawatts in 2009, as anticipated, China’s new installations of some 10,000 megawatts will make it the world leader in annual additions. Having doubled its installed capacity in each of the last five years, this relative newcomer is now poised to dominate the wind energy industry for years to come.
  • China vows to dramatically slow emissions growth
    Nov 27, 2009 - CARA ANNA - Associated Press Writer

    China promised to slow its carbon emissions, saying it would nearly halve the ratio of pollution to GDP over the next decade - a major move by the world's largest emitter, whose cooperation is crucial to any deal as a global climate summit approaches.

  • Project focus: China to subsidize 294 solar power plants
    Nov 16, 2009 - Syanne Olson -

    China has chosen 294 solar power projects, which will produce a total generation capacity of 642MW, for its first pilot program wherein it will subsidize at least half of the investment cost. reports that the expected total cost will be around 20 billion Yuan and should be in production within the next two to three years as stated by the Chinese Ministry of Finance.

  • Suntech to develop 20% of BIPV Solar Rooftop Program projects, China
    Nov 13, 2009 - By Emma Hughes -

    Suntech Power expects to develop approximately 20% of the 91MW of solar projects that were approved under China's Solar Rooftop Program, launched in March this year by the Ministry of Finance.

  • Chinese premier calls for Sino-U.S. cooperation on clean energy
    Oct 21, 2009 - Xinhua

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday China and the United States should make joint efforts to push forward cooperation on clean energy and climate change in a substantial way.

  • Chinese president stresses development of renewable energy
    Oct 19, 2009 - Xinhua

    Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged the country's companies to reduce operation costs by speeding up the development of renewable energy and help improve the country's energy structure.

  • China urges international cooperation, dialogue for "green" development
    Oct 16, 2009 - Xinhua

    Chinese top political advisor Jia Qinglin Friday called for international cooperation, shared responsibility and dialogue to promote sustainable development worldwide.

  • Study: Huge potential for carbon storage in China
    Oct 14, 2009 - Elaine Kurtenbach - The Associated Press

    China has ample potential capacity to store carbon dioxide from burning coal underground and offshore, an international team of scientists say in a report released Wednesday that suggests the option may be less costly than expected.

  • Report: China could cheaply control coal-plant emissions
    Oct 14, 2009 - Dan Vergano - USA Today

    Getting China's coal-plant emissions out of the atmosphere so they don't worsen global warming may be cheaper, easier and longer-lasting than expected, a federal energy lab report finds.

  • China's first 10MV ground mount solar system connected to the grid
    Oct 12, 2009 - Renewable Energy

    The Suntech solar PV system is located in Shizuishan, Ningxia Autonomous Region, China, and the 10 MW ground mount solar system is the first phase of a 50 MW solar plant that is targeted to be completed by 2011 in conjunction with Suntech's strategic partner, China Energy Conservation Investment Corporation (CECIC).

  • New energy, renewable energy take nine pct in China's energy structure
    Oct 02, 2009 - Xinhua

    New energy and renewable energy took nine percent in China's energy structure in 2008, while coal took 69 percent and oil and natural gas 22 percent, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

  • China reports 2 mln rural households without electricity
    Oct 02, 2009 - Xinhua

    China had about 2 million households without electric power and the average electric power consumption per capita per year stood at 300 kwh in 2008, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).

  • China Sees Unfulfilled Potential in Wind
    Sep 28, 2009 - USA Today

    Among the many people with concerns about the enormous wind turbines being built here, count Jing Xiuwan.

  • First Solar to build 2 GW solar power plant in Chinese Desert
    Sep 18, 2009 - Renewable Energy Focus.Com

    Phase one of the solar power plant will be a 30 MW demonstration project that will begin construction by June, 2010 and be completed as soon as practicable. Phases two, three and four will be 100 MW, 870 MW, and 1 GW. Phases two and three of the solar power plant will be completed in 2014 and Phase four will be completed by 2019.

  • Potential for Wind-Generated Electricity in China
    Sep 11, 2009 -

    Wind offers an important alternative to coal as a source of energy for generation of electricity in China with the potential for substantial savings in carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Study says wind could meet half of China power needs by 2030, cutting emissions by 30 per cent
    Sept 10, 2009 - Henry Sanderson - The Associated Press

    China could cut its emissions by 30 per cent in the next two decades if it switches to wind power to meet about half of its electricity demands, a U.S. study published Thursday said.

  • China could be $1 trillion green tech market
    Sept 10, 2009 - Elaine Kurtenbach - The Associated Press

    China potentially could be a $500 billion to $1 trillion a year market for environmentally sustainable "green technologies," a group of businesses and experts said in a report Thursday that urges governments to ease the way for such initiatives.

  • First Solar signs MOU to develop 2GW of PV power plants in Inner Mongolia
    Sept 8, 2009 - Tom Cheyney -

    First Solar has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese government to build a multiphase solar power plant project in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, a site that will eventually reach 2GW in installed capacity. Once finalized, the agreement--the first of its kind between the Chinese authorities and a non-Chinese solar company--could also lead to the construction of First Solar moduling and supplier manufacturing facilities in the region.
  • Chinese solar plant expected to be the biggest
    Sept 8, 2009 - Chris Kahn - The Associated Press

    First Solar Inc. said Tuesday it has received initial approval from the Chinese government to build what may become the largest solar field in the world.

  • China sets minimum purchase quota for renewable energy-generated power
    Aug 25, 2009 - Xinhua

    China will set a minimum purchase quota for electric power generated by renewable energy to promote the development of clean energy and environmental protection, according to a draft amendment to the renewable energy law. The draft amendment to the renewable energy law was submitted to the country's top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), for its first reading on Monday.

  • China Racing Ahead of U.S. in the Drive to Go Solar
    Aug 24, 2009 - Keith Bradsher - New York Times

    WUXI, China — President Obama wants to make the United States “the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy,” but in his seven months in office, it is China that has stepped on the gas in an effort to become the dominant player in green energy — especially in solar power, and even in the United States.

  • New figures show India's emissions a fourth of China's
    Aug 11, 2009 - Krittivas Mukherjee - Reuters

    India contributes around five percent to global carbon dioxide emissions, a new government report showed on Tuesday, but is still only about a quarter of the emissions of China and the United States.

  • China builds wind energy observation network
    Aug 03, 2009 - Xinhua

    China has established a national network to observe wind power, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said Monday.

  • Suntech Power Announces 1.8 Gigawatts of Strategic Agreements in China
    Jul 23, 2009 - Clean Edge News

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a global crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, recently announced that it has entered into a number of strategic agreements with each of Shaanxi provincial government, Shizuishan city government, Ningxia province, Qinghai provincial government and Panzhihua city government, Sichuan province to develop 300MW, 500MW, 500MW and 500MW of solar projects respectively. These projects, with an aggregate of 1.8GW, are expected to be developed in several stages.
  • China's first of 7 mega wind farms ready to start rolling
    Jul 7, 2009 - Chinadaily

    China will start constructing a 10-gW wind farm in Jiuquan, Gansu province on Friday, the first in a batch of similar mega wind power projects the country has planned for over the next few years to increase the share of clean energy sources in its power consumption mix.

  • Green power takes root in the Chinese desert
    Jul 2, 2009 - Keith Bradsher - New York Times

    As the United States takes its first steps toward mandating that power companies generate more electricity from renewable sources, China already has a similar requirement and is investing billions to remake itself into a green energy superpower.

  • China's economy transforming in green revolution
    Jun 11, 2009 - Xinhua

    China's economy is going greener as the world's third-largest economy makes resolute efforts to save energy and reduce pollution.

  • China ranks world's fourth in wind power-intalled capability: official
    May 24, 2009 - Xinhua

    With total installed capacity of 12 million kilowatts, China has become the world's fourth country in wind power-installed capacity, an official said on Saturday in Beijing.

  • China solar photovoltaic installed capacity set to rise in 2020
    May 07, 2009 - AsiaPulse

    China's solar PV installed capacity is likely to reach 10,000-20,000 megawatts by 2020, with the implementation of its solar photovoltaic (PV) roof plan and other supportive measures, China Securities Journal quoted Wang Zhongying, head of the Renewable Energy Development Center of the Energy Research Institute (ERI) as saying.

  • China expected to issue support plan for renewable energy development
    May 5, 2009 -Xinhua

    The Chinese government is working on a support plan for the renewable energy industry aimed at raising the country's wind power capacity to 100-150 million KWh by 2020, sources close to the plan making told Xinhua on Tuesday.

  • N. China region strives to build more wind power plants
    Apr 20, 2009 - Xinhua

    HOHHOT _ The wind power, once used only by herdsmen for cooking and lighting, will spread from remote cottages to the vast countryside in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

  • China Bets Heavily on Nuclear, Wind Power
    Apr 8, 2009 - SinoCast Daily Business Beat

    China, one of the biggest power consumers worldwide, has paid much attention to clean energy, and particularly, it has decided to greatly boost nuclear and wind power generation.

  • Canadian Solar Wins a Bid to a Rural Electrification Project in China
    Apr 6, 2009 - PRNewswire-Asia

    Canadian Solar Inc. ("the Company", "Canadian Solar" or "we") (Nasdaq: CSIQ) today announced that we were recently selected in a competitive bidding process to supply solar panels for 80,000 solar home systems for rural households in Sichuan province of China. The total order size is 1.6 MW. This project was initiated and financed by China's Ministry of Agriculture and the Sichuan Provincial Government. The solar home systems are rated for a peak capacity of 20 Watts each. A system of this size can power two lights and a small TV. The delivery of the 80,000 units will be completed by April.

  • China stepping up efforts towards low-carbon economy
    Mar 13, 2009 - Xinhua

    Low-carbon economy has become a popular topic in China, as Chinese people are well aware that economic growth should not be achieved at the price of environment and a low-carbon economy may become the new model for future development.

  • China to build four power stations with renewable energy
    Mar 13, 2009 - Xinhua

    China will construct two hydropower stations and two wind farms with a total capacity of 2,001 megawatts, a move to develop clean and renewable energy, the country's top economic planner has said.

  • China's New Generation: Driving Domestic Development
    Mar 10,2009 - Louis Schwartz - China Stategies

    Are the Chinese favouring home-produced turbines for their accelerating wind power industry? If so, what does this mean for foreign investment and overseas manufacturers? by Louis Schwartz, China Strategies

  • China to start three new ultra-high voltage power lines this year
    Jan 19, 2009 - BBC Monitoring

    BEIJING - The State Grid Corp. of China (SGCC), the country's biggest power supplier, said it would start building three more ultra-high voltage (UHV) power lines this year.

  • China Wind Power Installed Capacity Tops 10,000MW
    Jan 16, 2009 -- SinoCast Daily Business Beat

    Beijing- China had completed wind power installed capacity of more than 10,000MW by the 2008-end, ranking No.5 around the world, said Zhang Guobao, director for the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's macro-economy regulator.

  • China Starts Outlining Action Plan to Phase Out Incandescent Lamps
    Dec 29, 2008 - Xinhua News Agency - CEIS

    China's top economic planner said Thursday that it has started outlining an action plan to phase out incandescent lamps and promote green lighting to save energy.

  • China's first grid-connected solar power station in desert enters operation
    Dec 19, 2008 -- Xinhua

    WUWEI, Gansu - China's first grid-connected solar power station built in a desert entered operation on Friday in Wuwei City,northwest China's Gansu Province.

  • China battery company launches plug-in hybrid car
    Dec 15, 2008 - By Elaine Kurtenbach - The Associated Press

    SHANGHAI, China - Battery maker turned car company BYD Co. has launched China's first homegrown hybrid vehicle for the retail market, seeking an edge over its crisis-stricken international rivals.

  • Econcern to lead $1 bln China wind farm investment
    Dec 02, 2008 -- Reuters

    LONDON - Clean energy company Econcern will partner with China National Offshore Oil Corp and Sinohydro to invest 863 million euros ($1.09 billion) to build four Chinese wind farms, the companies said on Tuesday.

  • China to extend US$296 mln subsidy to renewable power projects
    Nov 25, 2008 - Asia In Focus

    China will provide 2.023 billion yuan (US$296 million) in subsidies to 148 renewable energy power generation projects from October 2007 to June 2008, according to a notice issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Electricity Regulatory Commission. Included are 102 wind power programs, 43 biomass power programs, three solar energy power projects with overall installed capacity and on-grid electricity of 5.6972 million kilowatt and 7.721 billion kilowatt hours.

  • China to Invest 170bn US Dollars in Grid Construction in Next Two Years
    Nov 16, 2008 - BBC Monitoring - Asia Pacific

    The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the country's biggest power supplier, plans to more than double its investment for the next two years to a total of 1.16 trillion yuan (169.9 billion US dollars) for gird construction nationwide.

  • China 08 Wind Power Installed Capacity to Top 10,000MW
    Nov 05, 2008 -- SinoCast

    BEIJING - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) jointly announced that China's total installed wind power generation capacity would beat 10,000MW by the end of 2008, two years ahead of schedule.

  • China Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Report
    October, 2008 - Vol. X - Louis B. Schwartz - China Strategies LLC

    China's extraordinary economic growth and heavy reliance on increasingly expensive foreign oil, the vast environmental toll that is one of the most apparent costs of China's economic success, persistent rural poverty in China and periodic power shortages all have impressed upon Beijing that renewable energy must be a large part of China's economy if China is to both complete its economic transformation and achieve "energy security".

  • Coal to Take 40% Share in China's Energy Consumption by 2050
    Oct 20, 2008 - SinoCast

    SHANGHAI - The Chinese Academy of Engineering forecasts in its latest research that the share coal takes in China's energy consumption would go down to 40% by 2050, from two-thirds at now.

  • NW China's Largest Solar Power Plant Linked to the Grid
    Sep 17, 2008 - AsiaPulse

    An experimental solar energy power plant in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was linked to the electricity grid recently, and is the largest solar photovoltaic high-tension power plant to be hooked up to the grid.

  • China's Wind Power Industry: Blowing Past Expectations
    Jun 16, 2008 - Lou Schwartz & Ryan Hodum -

    At the end of 2007, China's installed base of wind power totaled just over 6 gigawatts (GW), making China the fifth largest producer of wind power, after Germany, the U.S., Spain and India. As a consequence of the rapid build-out of wind power projects in China, in April 2008 the National Development and Reform Commission revised its 11th Five Year Plan Period plan for wind power development from 5 GW to 10 GW by 2010.

  • China: Nation's wind power capacity set to triple in two year
    Jun 9, 2008 - IPS/GIN

    China plans to triple its wind power capacity over the next two years, according to a senior policy development official.

  • China Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Report (pdf)
    May 2008 - Vol V Louis B. Schwartz - China Strategies, LLC

    China's extraordinary economic growth and heavy reliance on increasingly expensive foreign oil, the vast environmental toll that is one of the most apparent costs of China's economic success, persistent rural poverty in China and periodic power shortages all have impressed upon Beijing that renewable energy must be a large part of China's economy if China is to both complete its economic transformation and achieve "energy security".

  • China's Renewable Energy Industry (pdf)
    Mar 29, 2008 - Louis B. Schwartz - China Strategies, LLC

    Power Point presented in Philadelphia at the Sixth Wharton China Business Forum on the state of the Chinese renewable energy industry.

  • China's Huaneng Group to boost development of renewable energy
    Mar 27, 2008 - AsiaPulse

    China Huaneng Group, the country's largest power producer, said it will boost the development of new energy such as wind and solar power, in line with the government's thrust for renewable energy.

  • China’s top 10 renewable energy developments in 2007
    Mar 26, 2008 - Business Week - Investing

    China is displaying surprising progress in renewables, more than many outsiders might expect. Examples: China trails only Germany and Japan in solar photovoltaic cell output. Another: Unlike the US, China wisely halted the approval of new ethanol projects using food crops.

  • Renewable Energy Plan for 2006-2010 Unveiled
    Mar 18, 2008 - Xinhua

    Renewable Energy Plan for 2006-2010 Unveiled 2008-03-18 18:57:40 Xinhua China's annual consumption of renewable energy will reach the equivalent of 300 million tons of standard coal by 2010, which would be 10 percent of its total annual energy consumption, under the renewable energy development plan for 2006-2010.

  • China's carbon emissions rising faster than expected - study
    Mar 12, 2008 - XFN-ASIA

    China's carbon emissions have been increasing at an average rate of 11 pct per year since 2004, far higher than the 2-5 pct estimate set by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a study by the University of California, Berkeley and UC San Diego.

  • China's Guangdong to build nation's largest off-shore wind farm
    Mar 3, 2008 - Xinhua

    South China's Guangdong Province plans to build the nation's largest off-shore wind farm, in a bid to quench its power thirst.

  • Applied Materials adopts solar in China
    Mar 24, 2008 -

    As China is making efforts to develop clean and renewable energy, local governments are introducing more international advanced technologies to ensure sustainable development and to protect the environment. The world's largest semiconductor producer, Applied Materials, has tapped into its solar power generation capacity in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Sha'anxi Province.

  • China posts 95-per cent growth in wind power generation
    Feb 8, 2008 - BBC Monitoring

    China made remarkable progress in wind power development in 2007 and the industry will expect further regulatory boost in the coming years.

  • China To Build 400 Wind Towers To Survey Wind Resources
    Feb 2, 2008 -

    China will build 400 wind towers of 70 meters and 100 meters high in regions where there is abundant wind energy to carry out a detailed survey and evaluation of the country's wind resources and potential. Gansu Weather Bureau's Wind and Solar Energy Evaluation Center will be responsible for building 17 70-meter high wind towers and two 100-meter high wind towers in Gansu's Hexi Corridor, Baiyin and Qingyang, to offer data support for the region's wind power plant construction.

  • Utilities in Hong Kong Back Green Plan
    Jan 8, 2008 - International Hearld Tribune

    Hong Kong's two electric power companies agreed on Monday to a new regulatory system that sets their rate of return on assets based partly on how much pollution they emit, an approach that could someday be a model for mainland China's giant power sector as well.

  • China promises more clean energy spending but warns coal use will climb
    Dec 26, 2007 - Joe McDonald - The Associated Press

    China promised Wednesday to develop renewable energy for its fast-growing economy but warned that coal consumption will grow dramatically and avoided embracing binding limits on its greenhouse gas emissions.

  • China Creates World's Largest Solar Energy Industry
    Dec 13, 2007 - SinoCast

    Beijing - As the world's largest consumer and producer of solar water heater, China ranks the global No.1 by its solar energy industry size, according to the National Reform and Development Committee (NRDC).

  • China turns to clean biomass solution for emission cuts
    Dec 4, 2007 - Xinhua

    China has launched eight biomass plants in five leading grain-producing provinces to cut carbon dioxide emissions in electricity generation amid growing global concerns over greenhouse gas and climate change.

  • Renewables booming in China: Report
    Nov 17, 2007 - China Daily

    China would likely achieve and could even exceed its target of obtaining 15 percent of its energy from renewables by 2020, according to a new report released by the Worldwatch Institute.

  • Worldwatch Report Looks at The Role of Renewables in China's Future
    Nov 16, 2007 - Jennifer Runyon -

    Symbolic though it may be, it cannot go unnoticed that China's richest man, according to the Forbes Magazine's 2006 annual list of billionaires, is the CEO of solar cell producer, SunTech Power Holdings. Even though virtually all of the company's product is exported, (coal provides most of China's energy) it's clear that the role renewable energy plays in China's future will continue to increase.

    Report: The World Must Help China and India Handle Energy Growth
    Nov 14, 2007 - EERE Network News

    Energy developments in China and India are transforming the global energy system as a result of their sheer size, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA's "World Energy Outlook 2007" warns that global energy consumption could increase "well over 50%" by 2030. Energy use in China and India could double by 2030, providing nearly half the world's growth in energy consumption. If that happened, global carbon dioxide emissions from energy use would increase by 57%

  • China to overtake US with world's highest CO2 emissions this year- IEA
    Nov 9, 2007 - XFN - Asia
    China will this year surpass the US in terms of carbon dioxide emissions and will become the world's biggest oil consumer by 2010, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

  • China signals rejection of greenhouse gas caps, saying emissions needed to fight poverty
    Nov 9, 2007 - Joe McDonald - Associated Press

    A Chinese official gave the clearest sign yet that Beijing will reject binding caps on greenhouse gas emissions at a global meeting next month, saying Friday developing countries must be allowed to raise emissions to fight poverty.

  • China completes river damming for second largest hydropower plant project
    Nov 8, 2007 - Xinhua

    XILUODU, Sichuan, China successfully dammed the Jinsha River on Thursday, marking a key step in the construction of the Xiluodu hydropower plant. When completed, the dam will be the second largest of its type in the country after the massive Three Gorges Project.

  • China shuts down 253 small coal-fired generating units
    Sep 28, 2007 - Asia In Focus

    In the past eight months, China has shut down 253 small coal-fired generating units that were heavy energy consumers and emitters, and replaced them with high-efficiency generators that has cut yearly coal consumption by 13.5 million tons and CO2 emissions by 27 million tons. Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan said this while inaugurating the second forum on China-Japan Energy Saving and Environmental Protection yesterday.

  • China and India trying to harness the power of wind
    Sep 19, 2006 - Angela Macdonald-Smith - Bloomberg News

    Global scramble to develop alternative sources of energy has industry executives focusing on emerging markets
    China and India are accelerating development of wind power, luring companies including the turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems, as restrictions hamper wind farm construction in traditional markets like Australia. A venture, partly owned by CLP Holdings of Hong Kong, earlier this year scrapped more than $400 million of projects in Australia, where quotas on renewable energy have almost been met, in favor of China and India. Vestas Wind, the world's biggest wind turbine maker, and Suzlon Energy of India, Asia's largest wind turbine maker, are expanding in China.

  • China Urges Electricity Suppliers to Buy 'Green' Power
    Sep 10, 2007 - Ling Li -

    Starting this month, China's State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) will assume nationwide oversight over power companies that are required under the country's renewable energy law to prioritize purchases of the maximum amount of 'green' electricity available in their coverage areas, according to a recent regulation released by SERC. This renewable power includes energy generated from sources such as hydropower, wind power, biomass, solar power, tidal power, and geothermal energy.

  • China outlines plans to increase use of renewable energy
    Sep 4, 2007 - The Associated Press

    BEIJING - China on Tuesday announced details of its plans to increase the use of renewable energy in an attempt to cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Hydro Tasmania, CLP and China Datang to build wind farm
    Aug 15, 2007 - Angela Macdonald-Smith - Bloomberg News

    Roaring 40s Renewable Energy, a wind energy venture between Hydro Tasmania and CLP Holdings, agreed with China Datang to build what may be one of the world's largest onshore wind farms. The first 400-megawatt stage of the project, to be built by early next year, will supply enough energy for almost one million homes.

  • China Builds Concentratory Photovoltaic Solar Power Stations
    Aug 10, 2007 - AsiaPulse

    Construction of China's largest concentrator photovoltaic solar power station is in full swing at Xichang, Sichuan Province.

  • Inner Mongolia Plans 33,000 MW of Installed Wind Power
    Aug 9, 2007 - MARKET WIRE

    Inner Mongolia is one of the provinces (regions) with the richest wind resources in China. However, utilization of wind power is quite limited.

  • China Grants Special Protection to Renewable Energy Firms
    Aug 6, 2007 - Asia Pulse

    China's renewable energy enterprises will be given "special protection" by the government from September 1.
  • Chinese Government to Start Buying Green
    Nov 30, 2006 - Worldwatch Institute

    China’s Ministry of Finance and the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) have announced that starting in 2007, the nation’s central and provincial governments will prioritize their purchasing of environmentally friendly products and services. The government’s new “green procurement” policy will be implemented at all levels of jurisdiction starting in 2008.

  • Hydropower Stations Dot Yangtze River
    Nov 26, 2006 - Xinhua

    A thousand kilometers upstream from the Three Gorges Project, China continues to throw up hydropower stations on the Yangtze.

  • China, Italy to cooperate on exploiting marine current power
    Nov 8, 2006 - Xinhua

    Italy and China signed an agreement on Wednesday to exploit marine current to generate electricity, a move aimed at promoting renewable energy in China.

  • China's power capacity forecast to top 600,000 MW by end-2006
    Oct 31, 2006 - Asia In Focus

    China's power generation capacity will exceed 600,000 megawatts (MW) by the end of this year, the China Electricity Council (CEC) announced on Monday. Wang Yonggan, secretary-general of the CEC, predicted that generators with 80,000 MW in installed capacity would begin operation this year.

  • China to increase investments in alternative energy projects
    Oct 4, 2006 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    China will step up investments in projects involving development of bio-energy and other alternative energies between 2006 and 2010 to ensure energy security and maintain its high economic growth.

  • China expecting increase in renewable energy investment
    Sep 12, 2006 - Asia In Focus

    China is expecting a wave of investment in renewable new energy sources and domestic and foreign investors widely agree that the development of new energy in China will generate great business opportunities, according to speakers at the Tenth China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen. It is estimated that China will need to invest about 800 billion yuan (US$100.5 billion) in new energy in the years to 2020.

  • China to assess its wind and solar energy potential
    Jun 20, 2006 -

    China has opened a new centre to assess its potential to generate wind and solar energy.

  • China is world's leading investor in renewable energy
    May 17, 2006 - People's Daily - Xinhua

    China has become the top investor in renewable energy in the world, experts said Tuesday at the ongoing forum for decentralized sustainable energy solutions in China.

  • China sets up special fund for renewable energy
    Jun 14, 2006 - People's Daily - Xinhua

    China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Development and Reform Commission (SDRC) are in talks to establish a special fund for the development of renewable energy, the China Securities Journal reported on Tuesday.

  • China's Growing Pollution Reaches U.S.

    On a mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Steven Cliff collects evidence of an industrial revolution taking place thousands of miles away. The tiny, airborne particles Cliff gathers at an air monitoring station just north of San Francisco drifted over the ocean from coal-fired power plants, smelters, dust storms and diesel trucks in China and other Asian countries.

  • China Eyes Hydropower to Relief Pollution
    Jan 2, 2001 - People's Daily - Xinhua

    China's installed hydropower capacity will rise by 35 percent from the current 74 million kilowatts to 100 million kilowatts by 2005 to replace dirty and inefficient thermal power.

  • Beijing will explore new energy resources
    Dec 1, 2000 - Xinhau News Agency

    Beijing is expected to improve its energy consumption structure by exploring new energy resources such as geothermal power, solar energy, bio-energy and wind power to reduce the use of traditional energy resource like coal, gas and oil.

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