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China’s Renewable Energy Law Amendments

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

China amended its Renewable Energy Law (Chinese version) on December 26, 2009.  Chinese spokespersons have emphasized the fact that the amendments require the state grid companies to purchase all power produced by renewable energy sources, but they (and the news agencies that have run with the story) fail to point out that the prior version [...]

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Tags: renewable energy

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

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

Playing With Fire

April 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

There have been a number of reports recently about how China is taking the lead in the global green economy.  When directed at a US audience, these reports are often designed to spur more action by the government to support the development of renewable energy resources.  The argument goes like this: our competitor, the wily [...]

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

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

China’s Stimulus Package: Energy & the Environment (II)

February 4th, 2009 · No Comments

China announced on Tuesday a second batch of investment as part of the 4 trillion yuan economic stimulus package announced in November of last year. 
The fund is the second batch of investment [totaling 130 billion yuan] from the central budget following a 100 billion yuan allocated in the fourth quarter of 2008. Both were included in [...]

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Tags: energy policy · nuclear · renewable energy · stimulus plan

Trouble in Paradise?

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments

When you hear someone tout China as “the world’s leading renewable energy producer,” remember to put this fact (which includes lots of environmentally unfriendly hydro by the way) in context: China’s energy growth is primarily fired by coal.  Although there appears to be a slight shift from coal in the energy project investment numbers for 2008, [...]

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Tags: energy policy · renewable energy