As part of an increased focus on developing offshore wind in China, a high-ranking delegation from China visited Norway 12th to 16th of March to explore the potential for industrial collaboration between Norwegian and Chinese companies.
Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited (BEWGL) announced on 9 April 2010 that it had acquired a 50% equity interest in Aqualyng China Limited. Norway-based Aqualyng Holding AS, which has many years of experience in design, construction and installation of seawater desalination facilities, holds the other 50%.
The world’s largest wind turbine is to be built in Norway. Innovative technology will make the production of renewable energy far more efficient. The windmill will feature a rotor diameter of 145 metres, which is some 25 m greater than the largest turbines in existence. Its 10-MW capacity means it will be able to generate roughly 70% more energy than current turbines in the same wind conditions…
Statoil and BP are under pressure to leave the controversial Alberta Oil Sand project. Sinopec is making a 4.65 Billion bid for a 9% share. If approved by Ottawa, the Asian economic dragon will take over U.S.-based ConocoPhillips’ Financial interest in the world’s largest oilsands operation, adding to China’s growing inventory of petroleum assets in Canada and abroad.
It’s a joint project. We are working together in an area where we have shared interests, especially when it comes to protecting global environmental goods. Forests have climate-protecting features and they absorb carbon dioxide. This is where the interests of our two governments come together.
The life span of the average residential building in China, the largest cement consumer in the world, has been blamed for causing tremendous waste. "Every year, new buildings in China total up to 2 billion square meters and use up 40 percent of the world’s cement and steel, but our buildings can only stand 25 to 30 years on average," Qiu Baoxing, vice-minister of housing and urban-rural development, said at a recent international forum on green and energy-efficient building. Industry sources have added to the mix by stating that the per unit energy consumption of China’s short- lived residential buildings is two or three times that of residential buildings in developed nations.
Beijing plans to involve 300 community rubbish recycling stations in a "Renewable Resource Recycling Day" this year, to encourage people to recycle rubbish near their homes. "In the previous seven 3R Day’s, the recycling stations collected around 400 tons of renewable resources," said Li Weiwei, vice-director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Commerce. In 2009, Beijing recycled around four million tons of renewable resources, a 4 percent increase on 2008.