After five years fighting against air pollution, Beijing and neighbors are achieving noticeably improvement in air quality, with a nearly 20 percent change for the better this year on average concentration levels of hazardous breathable particles known as PM2.5. Beijing may be starting to win its battle against smog (Reuters)
According to ChinaDaily, China started the world’s largest carbon trading system on Tuesday, December 19th, sending strong signals that it plans to use the market as a key policy tool to curb emissions and also is keeping its Paris Agreement commitments.
China made progress on self-driving vehicles. Following the test run of Alphabus smart bus on a public road in Shenzhen earlier in December, Beijing traffic authorities have given the green light for road tests of self-driving cars in an effort to foster the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for mobility.
In November 2017, China just launched its first all-electric cargo ship, which will travel 50 miles at a top speed of 8 miles per hour on a single charge. Though it will be able to carry 2,200 tons of cargo with every haul, that battery capacity is barely enough to fulfil any transatlantic shipments. It […]
On September 21st, 2017, during the 2017 China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) Annual High-Level Dialogue Conference And High-Level Business Conference, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Marine Affairs and Fisheries, and Chen Lei, Chinese Minister of Water Resources, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Water Policy Dialogue between the EU and China.
Lead by Innovation Norway (IN) Beijing Office, the Norwegian Energy and Environment Consortium (NEEC) organized a Sino-Norwegian Offshore Wind Workshop on October 18th during 2017 China Wind Power Exhibition and Conference. This event is in cooperation with Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP), China Renewable Energy Industries Association(CREIA) and China Wind Energy Association (CWEA).
China President Xi Jinping said on October 18th at the opening ceremony of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure “blue skies” and promote a revolution in clean energy.