In response to mounting public anger over China’s infamous urban air pollution, authorities...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 21, 2009
The sun is big news in China today. From the Los Angeles Times: China’s government says it will pay up to 70 percent of the price of new solar power systems in an effort to speed development of clean energy industries. The...
by Sophie Beach | May 10, 2009
Despite China’s abundant use of coal which worries environmentalists around the world, the country is also at the forefront of developing cleaner coal power plants, the New York Times reports: While the United States is...
by Kiran Goldman | Mar 18, 2008
The Wall Street Journal reports on China’s growing interest in wind energy: China’s NRDC, the top economic planning agency, said renewable energy will provide 10% of the country’s energy use by 2010. As part of the...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 10, 2007
From the AP, via the IHT: China is considering halting efforts to make oil from coal because of concerns about cost and energy efficiency, a state press agency on Sunday quoted an official as saying. China is hoping to ease its rising dependence on imported oil by promoting alternative energy sources like oil-from-coal and solar, […]
by Sophie Beach | May 3, 2007
From the BBC: Halfway up a valley, a team of Chinese Noahs prepares for a flood. Builders pile roof tiles into baskets and carry them up the hill. The Communist Party has given orders: Take down all the houses on the hillside. There is no argument and no debate – when the Chinese government makes […]
by Wu Nan | Apr 22, 2007
From AP: Physicist Shi Zhengrong spent the 1990s in an Australian lab studying solar power, a field he picked by chance. He expected to devote his life to science. Still, Shi saw signs of a blossoming industry as Germany, Japan and other countries invested in cleaner power. Excited by a trip home that showed him […]
by Michael Zhao | Apr 18, 2007
From the Wall Street Journal (photo: biofuel via krakoff.info): Representatives of more than a dozen U.S. companies, including General Electric Co. and DuPont Co., will touch down today in the southern Indian city of Chennai to kick off a one-week trade mission to India and China aimed at drumming up new business for America’s burgeoning […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 23, 2006
From the AP, via Business Week: China plans to spend 800 million yuan (US$100 million; euro78 million) over the next decade on studying natural gas hydrates, an alternative fuel Beijing hopes might help to limit its growing reliance on oil imports, the government said Wednesday. Trial exploration of methane hydrate, a crystalline compound of water […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods