The Chinese government announced a new plan to improve air pollution by reducing coal consumption...
by Olivia Rosenman | Aug 4, 2013
Li Jing at The South China Morning Post reports on a United Nations Environment Program study on China’s resource consumption. The study finds that the speed and scale of resource consumption in the past 38 years in China has no...
by Wendy Qian | Jul 11, 2012
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...
by Melissa M. Chan | Dec 13, 2011
After the March 11th earthquake in Japan and the subsequent nuclear crisis, China had suspended its development of new nuclear energy projects, but there are reports that the plans to increase China’s nuclear energy...
by Samuel Wade | May 4, 2011
The Financial Times’ beyondbrics blog peers behind recent warnings of power shortages in China in the coming months: [Is] this a real threat? Or is it just sabre-rattling by power companies keen to secure from the...
by Sophie Beach | May 2, 2011
Scientific American reports on a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) China Energy Group of long-term forecasts for China’s energy use: The LBNL forecast is the first such survey that attempts to come...
by cdtstaff | Apr 29, 2011
A new study done by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that carbon emissions and energy for the U.S. and China will peak and level off in the 2030s. From Reuters: The forecasts, particularly for China, contradict...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 20, 2011
In China’s bid to become a world leader in clean energy, it is finding that its power grid can’t handle the new technologies. The New York Times reports: State Grid Corp. of China, the country’s top electricity...
by alicebirney | Mar 5, 2011
Although the rivalry between Japanese and South Korean companies has intensified, they are increasingly cooperating in ventures abroad to prevent Chinese competitors from getting too far ahead. Read the article in Asahi here:...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 21, 2010
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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