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10 05 2021 | 14:29

China’s emissions now exceed all developed countries combined.

It's a massive country with massive emissions. It’s a powerhouse for renewable energy, but it still heavily relies on coal plants. It has committed to being carbon neutral by 2060 but presented no…

04 05 2021 | 11:13

Revealed: UK solar projects using panels from firms linked to Xinjiang forced labour

Investigation finds up to 40% of UK solar farms were built using panels from leading Chinese companies. Solar projects commissioned by the Ministry of Defence, the government’s Coal Authority,…

03 05 2021 | 07:19

US and China commit to tackling climate crisis ‘with seriousness and urgency it demands’.

The world’s two biggest polluters have agreed to ramp up their ‘respective actions’ to combat the climate crisis. The United States and China have agreed to work with other countries to address the …

27 04 2021 | 17:04

PFI: Chinese banks “genuinely trying to exit coal”

The number of coal-fired power plants that still have project finance debt is greatly diminished today, whereas 15 years or so back they were all financed with non-recourse debt. Those that do have…

27 04 2021 | 09:38

Beijing skies turn yellow as sand and dust engulf Chinese capital.

The skies over Beijing turned yellow and air pollution soared to severe levels as a giant cloud of sand and dust particles rolled into the city, propelled by strong winds from the north of China. It…

13 04 2021 | 10:27

China sandstorms highlight threat of climate crisis.

Experts say extreme weather including droughts will become more common as planet heats. Recent sandstorms that shrouded Beijing in a post-apocalyptic orange haze and intensive droughts in other…

07 04 2021 | 11:58

China Experiences Worst Sandstorm in a Decade.

Beijing skies turned yellow Monday as air pollution reached hazardous levels after the worst sandstorm in a decade coincided with an industrial boom following last year's COVID lockdown.

01 04 2021 | 11:44

China’s Dirty Recovery Will Make Curbing Climate Change Tougher.

China’s economy roared back from the pandemic on a plume of greenhouse gas emissions, raising questions over how the nation will balance new growth targets with its climate change goals. Carbon…

31 03 2021 | 12:32

Form a climate club: United States, European Union and China.

If the three biggest economies agree a carbon tax on imports, it will catalyse climate action globally. Joe Biden’s presidency of the United States is an opportunity to realize a long-discussed…

22 03 2021 | 09:54

China leads world's biggest increase in wind power capacity.

Developers built windfarms with a total capacity of almost 100GW in 2020, a rise of nearly 60% on previous year China built more new windfarm capacity in 2020 than the whole world combined in the…

15 03 2021 | 11:20

China cuts ‘carbon intensity’ by almost 20 per cent over past five years, report says.

President Xi Jinping has pledged to cap carbon emissions by 2030 and to reach the carbon neutrality by 2060. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, succeeded in lowering “carbon…

15 03 2021 | 10:45

China's five-year plan could push emissions higher unless action is taken.

Target is in line with previous trends and could mean greenhouse gas emissions continuing to rise. China has set out an economic blueprint for the next five years that could lead to a strong rise in…

12 03 2021 | 08:13

China’s carbon neutral goal: online trading of emission allowances to start by June in road to 2060 targets

Government to ensure the inauguration of online trading before the end of June, minister of ecology and environment Huang Runqiu says China last month approved a futures exchange in Guangzhou, which…

07 03 2021 | 07:53

China’s New Green Target Still Means Pumping Too Much Pollution.

China’s first road map to achieving net zero emissions by 2060 may be too slow to stop the world’s biggest polluter from hastening global warming. Thousands of Chinese delegates applauded when…

26 01 2021 | 08:01

Europe and China’s Year-End Breakthrough.

With the completion of a major investment treaty between the European Union and China, the new year will begin on a promising footing. Now is the time for the world's leading powers to stop casting…

20 12 2020 | 07:13

China and India fail to set ambitious new climate targets at key talks.

China’s new emissions target for 2030 is an ‘incremental step forward’, an analyst says The leaders of China and India failed to set ambitious new climate targets at a key summit co-hosted by the UK…

07 12 2020 | 07:51

Could China replace Australian iron ore with metal from Africa?

Analysis: Amid rising trade tensions, Chinese interests are keen to develop a high-quality deposit in Guinea. Analysts warn any restrictions on Australian sales to China would ‘send shockwaves…

07 12 2020 | 07:17

China State Grid Sees New Coal Plant Restrictions After 2026.

New coal power plants in China will face severe restrictions after 2026 as the country pivots to a carbon-neutral future, according to a researcher with the nation’s main grid operator.

28 11 2020 | 08:00

Indian Manufacturers pave the way for two-wheeler boom in Africa.

According to the World Bank, Africa’s population is expected to reach 2.8 billion by 2060, which will result in local government’s focus on developing and strengthening transport networks.

25 11 2020 | 06:47

Chinese developer begins construction of 2GW hybrid renewable project in Inner Mongolia.

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has begun construction of a 2GW hybrid project in Inner Mongolia which, upon completion, will boast 1.7GW of wind power capacity, 300MW of…