Climate Change

Solar power production charges to decline by half: executive

September 11th, 2014 | Global Times

The cost of solar electricity generation will decline to half of the current level by 2020 in China, an important technological breakthrough in raising the use of the clean energy, chairman of a solar company said Wednesday at a parallel session of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin. “In 2020, the cost for solar electricity generation in coastal areas will decline to 0.5 yuan ($0.08) per kilowatt hour (kWh), which […]

New version of air pollution law would impose heavier fines

September 11th, 2014 | China Daily

A revised draft of China’s Law on the Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution, released on Tuesday for public opinion, would require governments above the county level to establish pollution monitoring systems and levy heavier fines for illegal activities that pollute the environment. The document, released by the State Council’s Legislative Affairs Office, also requires governments above the county level to account for the prevention and control of air pollution […]

China producing more electric cars

September 07th, 2014 | Xinhua

Chinese car makers produced 11 times as many new energy vehicles in August 2014 as they did in August 2013, as the government rolled out more support for the sector, new data has showed. They made a total of 5,191 of the green vehicles last month, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a statement. For the first eight months of the year, total production more than quadrupled […]

New energy a new magnet for Xinjiang investment

September 06th, 2014 | Xinhua

China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with an abundance of flat, windy expanses and steady sunshine, is becoming a magnet for investors seeking to harness the region’s clean energy resources. This became apparent as investors inked several major energy deals at the fourth China-Eurasia Expo (CEE), a six-day international fair that concluded Saturday in Urumqi, Xinjiang’s regional capital. On Tuesday, Huocheng County of Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture drew a 500-million-yuan photovoltaic […]

China calls for closer climate change cooperation among developing countries

September 03rd, 2014 | Xinhua

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Wednesday called for stronger cooperation and coordination among developing countries in countering climate change. Zhang made the remarks while meeting with participants for the meeting of Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) group on climate change. The LMDC, a mechanism on global climate change negotiation, has made great contribution to the progress of international climate change negotiations and maintaining common interests of developing countries, Zhang […]

PV firms go green with solar farms

September 03rd, 2014 | China Daily

China’s solar panel makers are pinning their hopes on rising demand for solar power generating greenhouses at home even as their profits have been beaten down by new tariffs abroad. “Domestic demand for photovoltaic greenhouse roofs will breathe new life into Chinese solar panel manufacturers that are suffering heavy losses in the US and European markets,” said Zhu Zhiguo, president of Trina Solar Ltd’s Module Business Unit, at a solar […]

Nuclear framework signed with Romania

September 02nd, 2014 | China Daily

Visiting PM seeks Chinese expertise to revive nation’s aging power plants More Chinese nuclear power enterprises will have greater market access in Romania as a result of the central European country’s efforts to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. Following an hourlong discussion on Monday between Premier Li Keqiang and visiting Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, China and Romania signed a framework to “manifest governmental willingness to cooperate in the […]

Building of nuclear power plants in Harbin still uncertain: source

August 12th, 2014 | Global Times

Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom’s attempt to build two nuclear power plant (NPP) units in Harbin, capital of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, is a one-sided wish, a person familiar with the matter told the Global Times Tuesday. Rosatom has been invited to build two NPP units in Harbin, the ITAR-TASS News Agency reported Thursday, citing Rosatom’s deputy director-general Gennady Sakharov. “A Rosatom delegation will go to Harbin shortly to hold talks […]