Last week, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its latest addition to the “Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Review” series, which focuses on Norway and its energy policies; “Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Norway 2017 Review”. The report finds that Norway’s energy policies on hydrocarbon resources and revenues promote both the country’s sustainability and […]
The People’s Republic of China has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the cost of Anhui Huainan Urban Water Systems Integrated Rehabilitation Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the Contract for the Procurement of Civil Works for Improvement of Urban Lakes […]
Alibaba, which is a leading e-commerce player in China, announced in the beginning of May that it has teamed up with several nongovernmental (NGOs) environmental protection organizations in China to step up domestic efforts to protect water resources. These include Alibaba Foundation, Friends of Nature, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, Green Hunan, and Beijing […]
The International Energy Agency (IEA), released last year a report investigating the potential for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in China; ‘Ready for CCS retrofit: The potential for equipping China’s existing coal fleet with carbon capture and storage’. As noted by the report’s lead author, Simon Bennett, a CO2 capture policy and techno-economic expert at the IEA, retrofitting CCS […]
Last year in 2016, Clean Air Asia, an international NGO that works towards achieveing the mission for better air quality and healthier, more livable cities in Asia, released its second report in the series; ‘China Air – Air Pollution Prevention and Control Progress in Chinese Cities’. The report provides an overview of air quality data from 161 […]
In the beginning of May, the Ministry of Environmental Protection embarked on a substantial environmental inspection campaign. The campaign will focus on evaluating officials’ enforcement efforts in 28 cities in provinces surrounding Beijing and Tianjin. The campaign will involve 5,600 inspectors and will run all the way until March 2018. The aim of this campaign is to evaluate and […]
In 2016, China doubled its solar power capacity and became the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity. According to figures released by the National Energy Administration (NEA) in February, installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts at the end of 2016, and prior to that it had risen with about 34.54 gigawatts throughout […]
On the 25th of April, China’s top economic planner called for the implementation of a government plan to promote reform in energy production and consumption. The plan, issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), aims at reducing China’s total energy consumptionby 6 billion tons of coal equivalent before 2030. It will be executed through the aim of optimizing the […]
State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), one of the biggest power generators in China, is currently in the process of building a 800 megawatts offshore wind power farm outside the coast of eastern Yancheng, Jiangsu province. Once it begins operating in 2018 it will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
China declared in 2012 “war on pollution” and announced that it would spend 3.7 trillion RMB in winning this battle. It was further announced that about half of this sum would be spent on combating water pollution.
On Friday 7th of April, during her high level visit to China, Prime Minister Erna Solberg opened Cambi’s newest biogas plant in Beijing.