energy consumption

China Bans Cryptocurrency Transactions and Mining

On Friday, Chinese regulators announced a nationwide ban on cryptocurrency transactions and cryptocurrency mining. The culmination of a years-long crackdown, the move was meant to close loopholes in previous attempts to regulate...

China’s Economy Must Clean Up, Slow Down

At Foreign Affairs, Thomas N. Thompson challenges the view that severe pollution is a necessary price of China’s economic development: The dangers of China’s environmental degradation go well beyond the country’s borders,...

China Announces Plan to Cut Energy Consumption

In a bid to strengthen China’s energy security, the central government announced plans on Tuesday to spend nearly $400 billion to cut China’s energy consumption by 300 million tonnes of standard coal before 2015, via...

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