(August 31, 2006) China seeks to obtain 15 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. However, more than a third of the pledge is to be met by small dams in environmentally sensitive regions, a Western experts notes.
(August 31, 2006) Power plants must buy rights to emit sulfur dioxide from as early as next year – at an annual cost of 7 billion yuan based on current output – a senior environmental adviser to the central government revealed.
(August 28, 2006) China may fail to meet its goal to reduce the energy intensity of its economy by 4 per cent this year, the country’s top economic planner says.
(August 27, 2006) China has big energy-saving potential if the methods are widely applied, says NPC standing committee member Guo Shuyan.
(August 23, 2006) A methane leak from a natural gas field outside Chongqing in southwest China was partly the cause of the area’s worst drought on record, an atmospheric scientist claimed yesterday.
(August 17, 2006) The Baoshan branch of the Yunnan Power Grid Company plans to build a power transmission ‘highway’ from Tengchong county in southwest China’s Yunnan province to Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin state in Burma.
(August 14, 2006) A top National Development and Reform Commission official says liberalizing the price of raw materials and energy will increase costs in the long run, but the government is determined to make prices more dependent on market forces.
(July 17, 2006) Saying no to coal gas will help Beijing reduce its coal consumption by nearly three million tons each year – part of China’s drive to clean up its polluted capital ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
(July 10, 2006) China is building too many power stations, says Paris-based energy think tank International Energy Agency.
(June 7, 2006) The State Power Corp of China, the nation’s major electricity supplier, is striving to reshape itself as a market-oriented conglomerate.
(June 6, 2006) Beijing aims to double the mainland’s hydro-power generating capacity in the next 15 years to solve the power shortage in the industrialised eastern part of the country.
(May 30, 2006) “Ertan, the largest hydropower project in China, is frustrated by the reality that it is unable to sell its power.”
(May 23, 2006) Sources say the next five-year plan may pull the plug on building more atomic plants: "Dai Qing, one of China’s most ardent environmental activists, says there’s a good reason for the lack of an anti-nuclear outcry following the Qinshan shutdown."
(May 12, 2006) Preparatory work is going smoothly on China’s huge energy project to pump gas from the west to the east, which is expected to equal the Three Gorges Project in cost.
(May 11, 2006) China will give a major boost to the development of wind power to benefit 23 million people living in hinterland areas or on the coastal islands by 2010.