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Greentech Wars

December 4th, 2009 · No Comments

A “competition for dominance in the greentech “war” is being quietly started;” our competitor has “launched a new ‘carbon-economic revolution’” and we have been left behind at the “starting gate.”
Is Tom Friedman having another China moment?  No, these words come from a Chinese columnist in the China Youth Daily (A new era of “the old [...]

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Tags: US-China relations · carbon emissions · energy policy · miscellany

The Climate Group Preaches Revolution

August 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments

The Climate Group launched its second homage to China’s low carbon efforts yesterday, “China’s Clean Revolution II : Opportunities for a low carbon future.”  It starts well-enough with an acknowledgement (page 5) that
In recent years the scientific evidence on climate change has become increasingly clear: it is now almost universally accepted that, in order to [...]

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Tags: carbon emissions · climate change · energy efficiency · energy policy

Greentech: A Call to Action

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Can’t decide which China cleantech, clean energy, or “green” conference to attend this fall?  Your problems are solved!  Mark your calendars (September 7-8) and register now for Greentech: A Call to Action
Co-Organized by AmCham Shanghai and the Asia Society, the conference is
a platform for policy makers, leading technology companies, entrepreneurs, investors and NGOs to collaborate [...]

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Tags: US-China relations · climate change · energy efficiency · energy policy · environmental policy · renewable energy

China Starts Construction on 13.6GW Coal-Fired Power Base

August 10th, 2009 · No Comments

China reportedly started construction on its first 10GW wind power farm in remote Jiuquan, Gansu province on Saturday.  There was no word on how this start of construction differed from the start of construction announced last month on  the same facility.  I guess you can never start construction too many times on a wind facility.
The Jiuquan [...]

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Tags: carbon emissions · energy policy · wind

China’s H1 2009 Energy Efficiency Gains

August 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The NDRC announced on August 2, that energy efficiency (energy consumption per unit of GDP) improved by 3.35% in the first half of 2009 (compared with 2.88 percent in the first half of last year).  China has set an aggressive target in its current 5 Year Plan to improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2010 [...]

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Tags: energy efficiency · energy policy · pollution targets

A Mighty Wind

May 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Wow!  Here’s some hot news:
China aims to expand its wind power generating capacity to 100,000 megawatts by 2020, more than doubling the current world’s installed capacity.
The plan - which is five times the previous target - was set forth by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top industry planning body.
“The NDRC has just [...]

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Tags: energy policy · renewable energy · wind

US-China Clean Energy Forum

April 20th, 2009 · No Comments

We at CELB have been remiss in not mentioning an important player in the US-China clean energy space.  The US-China Clean Energy Forum has been up and running for some time and has sponsored exchanges of government and business leaders in both China and the US.  Originally conceived in the Pacific Northwest it still retains a [...]

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Tags: US-China relations · climate change · energy policy

Dateline: San Francisco

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Greetings from San Francisco’s Chinatown:

Since I’m traveling, just some brief notes today:
Mixed Signals
With coal and oil prices significantly off their highs of last year, there is little reason to raise electricity prices in China, but China’s efforts to improve energy efficiency and shift its economy from energy-intensive production are not served by reduced energy prices.  Consequently, Reuters [...]

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Tags: Friends of Nature · Wang Xi · energy efficiency · energy policy · miscellany

China’s Energy Efficiency Gains

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

China fine tuned its 2008 “energy intensity” number yesterday and announced that the energy used to generate each dollar of gross domestic product fell 4.59 percent (to 1.107″ton of coal equivalents”/10,000RMB of GDP).  This is good news, but will still require over the next two years a combined 10.4% drop from the 2005 baseline to [...]

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Tags: 11th Five year Plan · carbon emissions · climate change · energy efficiency · energy policy · power generation

US-China: This is the Way (Part 3)

February 11th, 2009 · No Comments

As noted yesterday, the BI Report is more process focused (although it does propose several “major headline initiatives”) while the ASP Report is more project focused.  It is possible to follow the process of the BI Report and incorporate the projects proposed in the ASP Report.  The projects which the reports propose are designed to [...]

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Tags: US-China relations · carbon emissions · climate change · energy efficiency · energy policy · renewable energy