Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

China Considers Programs to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sep 12th, 2013 | By

The world’s use of energy is expanding. Much of this demand is concentrated in developing countries of the world, especially China. Their energy needs are furnished primarily by fossil fuels, leading to high annual rates of emission of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, increasing in China historically by 6.4% per year. Coal is its principal fuel.

China Moves Toward Reducing Its Energy Intensity

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

China announced it will invest US$372 billion in energy conservation projects by 2015, involving both terminating inefficient power plants and factories, and installing efficient new facilities. This is part of its program to lower the energy intensity of its economic production, and its carbon intensity as well. Even so, since China’s overall energy use is

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US Replaces China as Top Clean Energy Investor

Jan 17th, 2012 | By

The United States has regained its place as the world’s number one investor in clean energy, reclaiming the top spot from China, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In 2011, U.S. total investment in clean energy surged to $55.9 billion, up 33 percent from 2010; China saw investment rise just 1 percent to $47.4 billion

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China Aims to Sell 5 Million Alternative-Energy Vehicles by 2020

Nov 27th, 2011 | By

China aims to sell 5 million alternative-energy vehicles by 2020, the Anhui Economic and Information Technology Commission said on its website, citing a work meeting organized by the industry ministry. For more on this story, visit: China Aims to Sell 5 Million Alternative-Energy Vehicles by 2020 – Bloomberg.

Greenpeace report links western firms to Chinese river polluters

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

70 percent of all China’s rivers, lakes and reservoirs are classified polluted. 50 percent of China’s water is deemed unsafe for human contact. A Chinese conglomerate supplying Nike, Adidas, Puma and other leading brands has discharged hormone-disrupting chemicals and other toxins into the country’s major water systems, according to a new Greenpeace investigation that raises questions about corporate responsibility for the firms they do business with.

Premier Wen boards bullet train as Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail starts operation

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

The first commercial bullet train set off from Beijing South Railway Station on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, in Beijing, capital of China, June 30, 2011. The 1,318-kilometer railway, starting from Beijing and ending at Shanghai, opened to traffic on Thursday, cutting the single-way time between the two cities to under five hours.

Sputnik Moment: Historic Meeting Between U.S. and China May Spur a Clean Energy Race

Jan 18th, 2011 | By

In China, a race toward self-reliance and clean energy technology is certainly on, but the U.S. still needs to make some key changes if it wants to compete.

According to former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, this “will be the most important top-level United States-Chinese encounter since Deng Xiaoping’s historic trip more than 30 years ago.” By Tina Gerhardt and Lucia Green-Weiskel report for AlterNet.

The hidden cost of a global food chain

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

Check out the garlic the next time you’re in the supermarket. In another era, it might well have been grown in Gilroy, Calif. But today, chances are that your garlic has traveled across oceans and continents to get to your kitchen. But your savings in the supermarket undercuts farmers in places like Gilroy. Moreover, the

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