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China’s Ragtag Shale Army Far from Revolution

China's vast estimated shale gas reserves may hold the eventual promise of lower-carbon energy—at least compared with the country's current diet of coal—and freedom from the need to secure oil supplies from the Middle East...

New Book Lauds China’s Investment in Global Resources

Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian economist best-known for her argument against international aid to Africa in Dead Aid, has published a new book called Winner Take All: China's Race For Resources. In a Youtube trailer  for her book, Moyo...

China in Canada: Only the Beginning

For the National Post, Wenran Jiang, political science professor at the University of Alberta, is writing a three-part series on China's increasing investment in Canada. In the past two years, China has invested $16 billion in...

China’s Nuclear Plant on Track

Following the Japan earthquake and nuclear crisis, China had suspended plans for nuclear energy until a new draft for nuclear safety was approved. There are now reports that China will launch a third generation of nuclear plants...

The Green Leap Forward

For Foreign Policy, Christina Larson reports on China's five-year-plan to lead the world in green buildings: In China, where fully half the world's new buildings are erected each year, the reason the government is interested in...

China Rations Power Use Amid Drought

A long-standing drought is drying up the Yangtze River and surrounding reservoirs. From the New York Times: As of Sunday, 4 medium-size reservoirs and 1,388 small reservoirs in Hubei had dropped below the allowable discharge...

China Still Committed to Nuclear Power

As a result of the nuclear meltdown in Japan, China had suspended its new nuclear projects. (Read about that here.) Despite this, Damien Ma believes China remains as committed to nuclear power as ever. From The Atlantic: The...

Turkmenistan to Boost Gas Deliveries to China

China is preparing to sign a deal with Turkmenistan that will increase China's imports of gas by about a third. From the AP: The deal means Turkmenistan's annual gas sales to China will eventually reach 60 billion cubic meters —...

China’s Relentless Hunt for Energy

The Wall Street Journal blog looks at new strategies by China's energy companies to expand their resource base to satisfy the country's growing taste for oil: Energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie says diesel, gasoline and gasoil...

Importing Coal, China Burns It as Others Stop

To feed its hunger for energy, China is now importing coal from countries around the world, including the U.S. From the New York Times: Traditionally, coal is burned near where it is mined — particularly so-called thermal or...



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