energy

China’s Industrial Growth ‘A Threat To Resources’

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...

Has China’s Fracking Revolution Begun?

China faces a “pressing need” to develop new energy sources as its oil fields dry up, writes Elliot Brennan for The Diplomat, and shale gas may hold the key to its future energy security: Estimates of China’s shale...

China Recharges Nuclear Power Ambitions

After defrosting its nuclear plans earlier this year, and amid ongoing questions over its safety in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year, a nuclear official predicted on Wednesday that...

Why America Should Allow China’s Oil Investment

As U.S. lawmakers continue to scrutinize potential Chinese investments in North America, including this week’s report asserting that telecom giants Huawei and ZTE could threaten U.S. national security interests, Erica...

Explaining CNOOC’s Complicated Canada Deal

For The Diplomat, Hugh Stephens of the Asia Pacific Foundation of China breaks down state-owned CNOOC’s proposed $15.1 billion acquisition of Canada’s Nexen, the latest play by a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE)...

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...

China Nuclear Plans Could Help Stimulus Efforts

Amid plans to defrost China’s nuclear plans, the State Council, China’s Cabinet, has approved of a nuclear safety plan. China had initially suspended nuclear power efforts after Japan’s March 11 nuclear crisis. From Reuters: The...

Libyan Strife Exposes China’s Risks In Global Quest For Oil

After the outbreak of violence in Libya, the Chinese government made a big show of evacuating nearly 36000 Chinese nationals working in the country. This Libyan incident may force China to reconsider its strategies for procuring...

China Reportedly Plans Strict Goals to Save Energy

According to an article from the New York Times, the government is in the midst of creating a plan for energy conservation and alternative sources: With oil prices at their highest level in more than two years because of unrest...

Warmer Ties For Russia, China With Big Gas Deals

From AP: Russia and China are closing in on a mammoth energy deal which could insure that Beijing has the fuel to run its factories and cities and Moscow has a vast new market for its natural gas empire. Russian Prime Minister...

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