Climate Change



Beijing considers ‘air corridors’ to reduce pollution

August 04th, 2014 | China Daily

Beijing will issue a new urban planning strategy by the end of this year that will for the first time contain a plan to preserve large and green “air corridors”. An urban air corridor is a new field being researched by ecological departments both at the city and national levels. Liu Chunlan of the Beijing Research Institute of Environmental Protection said the corridors will be wide tracts of land along […]



Green Drive

August 01st, 2014 | Beijing Review

In the face of environmental degradation, a replacement needs to be fostered for gasoline automobiles As the atmosphere is increasingly affected by the burning of fossil fuels, the use of new-energy cars, theoretically including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles, represents an inexorable trend for the automobile industry. Demonstrating a greater resolve to boost the fledgling new-energy car sector, Chinese authorities have released a fresh set […]



Green Drive

August 01st, 2014 | Beijing Review

In the face of environmental degradation, a replacement needs to be fostered for gasoline automobiles As the atmosphere is increasingly affected by the burning of fossil fuels, the use of new-energy cars, theoretically including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles, represents an inexorable trend for the automobile industry. Demonstrating a greater resolve to boost the fledgling new-energy car sector, Chinese authorities have released a fresh set […]



China to curb blind investment in coal-to-gas

July 22nd, 2014 | Xinhua

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has told local authorities to curb irrational development of coal-to-oil and coal-to-gas projects, after new technology sparked an investment spree regardless of environmental and economic realities. The country will ban coal-to-gas projects with an annual output of no more than 2 billion cubic meters and coal-to-oil schemes that produce 1 million tonnes or less, according to an NEA document published on Tuesday. Projects larger than […]



Tesla loses out on green car sales boost project

July 21st, 2014 | China Daily

Overseas electric cars will be excluded from the new round of government-backed development and sales stimulus program because of a shortage of funds and an attempt to boost local innovation, government officials said on Monday. Imported renewable energy cars made by Tesla Motors Inc and other foreign brands will not benefit from the waiving of purchase tax and other government support aimed to help domestic green automobile development and manufacturing, […]



The Burning Question

July 21st, 2014 | Beijing Review

Waste incinerators, efficient at garbage disposal, are met with a skeptical public Once a week, on every Saturday since July 10, the Guangzhou No.1 Resource Thermo Power Plant in south China’s Guangdong Province opens its door to visitors. While most thermal power plants in China are coal-fired, this plant burns a more unusual fuel—municipal waste. Located in Yongxing Village, Baiyun District of Guangzhou, the plant—also known as the Likeng Waste […]



Nuclear power contractor seeks merger with energy giant

July 18th, 2014 | Xinhua

China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. (SNPTC) is seeking a merger with China Power Investment Corp. (CPIC), an SNPTC spokesman said Thursday. Guo Hongbo, the SNPTC spokesman, said the plan for the merger has been submitted to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration of the State Council for approval. In an interview with Xinhua, Guo acknowledged that the SNPTC will be unable to complete China’s first nuclear power reactors using […]



New norms signal support for nuclear plants

July 18th, 2014 | China Daily

China’s top energy regulator on Thursday announced 164 industry standards, about half of which are related to nuclear power, a signal that the country will support its nuclear sector with new approvals for plants. The National Energy Administration is putting an emphasis on the nuclear industry with detailed standards for upstream and downstream segments such as primary coolant pumps, a key reactor component, as well as instrument and control systems. […]