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A Step Forward For Public Interest Litigation In China

April 30, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

China recently amended its Environmental Protection Law, the first amendment since the law was enacted in 1989. I would like to focus on one of the new provisions that specifies what organizations have standing to bring environmental public interest litigation in China.[read more]

In a Chinese Kilowatt-hour: The Link Between Pollution, GDP, and Power

March 3, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

China Pollution and Power

Here’s a riddle: how does GDP growth slow, growth in oil consumption stutter to its lowest levels in a decade, pollution skyrocket and growth in electricity consumption pick up? In this post we break down essential themes on the relationship between China’s electricity consumption, pollution and GDP growth.[read more]

Challenges of Chinese Power Sector Reform [VIDEO]

February 6, 2014 by Michael Davidson

Chinese Power Sector Reform

 

At China's Third Plenum last Fall, state-owned enterprise (SOE) reform was envisioned as a key lever for future economic growth. However, it very much remains to be seen just when and how this change will end up impacting the power sector.[read more]

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China's Electricity Sector at a Glance: 2013

February 3, 2014 by Michael Davidson
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China's Electricity Sector

It is quite a challenge to pin down an electricity system that has grown 10.8 percent annually over the last decade, doubled power generation in just 7 years and added 80-90 gigawatts (GW) – the equivalent of the United Kingdom’s entire generating capacity –every year.[read more]