(September 5, 2007) A strong bias toward local producers and rigid price controls hinder European investors from making significant inroads into China’s vast energy sector.
(September 4, 2007) Large-scale hydropower development in the country’s southwest will be integral to China’s plans to lift the proportion of renewable energy in its total energy mix to 15% by 2020, said Chen Deming, vice-director of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
(September 4, 2007) China plans to invest RMB ¥2 trillion (US$265 billion) in renewable energy by 2020, most of it corporate cash, to wean itself off polluting coal as it aims for cleaner growth. Over half the proposed investment will go into large dams.
(September 2, 2007) China’s State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) has stepped up the pressure on electricity suppliers to ‘go green’. It will assume nationwide oversight over power companies that are required under the country’s renewable energy law to prioritize purchases of the maximum amount of ‘green’ electricity.
(March 4, 2007) International input by leading experts will be considered in the drafting of China’s first energy law, industry executives told China Daily on Friday.
(February 12, 2007) China’s campaign to cut the amount of oil and power its galloping economy needs to keep growing notched up a modest success last year, with "energy intensity" falling sharply in the second half.
(January 20, 2007) The common albeit old-fashioned assumption about the relationship between business and the environment is that they are at best separate concerns, often incompatible if not conflicting. China provides a very good demonstration of the opposite being true.
(January 10, 2007) China missed its energy saving target last year, a top official said on Wednesday, but Beijing is cracking down on major companies that ignored environmental rules as sustainable development moves up the government agenda.
(December 27, 2006) On the edge of this dusty farming hamlet, the massive smokestack of the half-finished Xinfeng Power Plant looms as a monument to China’s out-of-control demand for energy.
(November 29, 2006) China’s Ministry of Communications said on Tuesday that it will spend heavily to improve navigation channels and coal, ore and container berths along the country’s longest waterway, the Yangtze River.
(October 25, 2006) China will invest 1.5 trillion yuan (US$187.5 billion) to increase the ratio of renewable energy consumption, said Wu Guihui, vice-director-general of the Bureau of Energy under the National Development and Reform Commission.
(September 25, 2006) China’s powerful central planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, is overseeing the preparation of a white paper on the country’s energy policies
(September 25, 2006) China will invest 1.5 trillion yuan (US$187.5 billion) to increase the ratio of renewable energy consumption, said Wu Guihui, vice-director-general of the Bureau of Energy under the National Development and Reform Commission.
(August 31, 2006) China Huaneng Group, the country’s biggest electricity producer, plans to spend as much as 250 billion yuan (US$31.25 billion) by 2010 to more than double its generation capacity.
(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.