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New China Energy Policy Focuses on Distributed Solar and Innovative Financing Tools

September 8, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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China is moving to accelerate its deployment of distributed rooftop solar with new incentives and new financing tools akin to the SolarCity leasing model. The National Energy Administration of China released a policy document earlier this week which provides extra subsidies for public entities and rural buildings.[read more]

China's New Environmental Law and the U.S. Clean Air Act

July 9, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

China recently overhauled its basic environmental law in a way that brings it closer to the structure of the U.S. Clean Air Act. The new law also contains a provision authorizing public interest litigation by certain Chinese NGOs, and this is a huge step forward.[read more]

China's Thirst for Coal is Drying Up

May 21, 2014 by Justin Guay
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China and Coal Consumption

As the 'airpocalypse' news that is coming out of China continues to grow, what we predicted more than a year ago is now increasingly more obvious - China's seemingly endless coal demand is in fact a myth, and the Chinese coal boom is over.[read more]

China Promotes Both Fuel Efficiency and Alternative-Fuel Vehicles to Curb Growing Oil Use

May 17, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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China Curbing Oil Use

Unprecedented motorization in China has led to increases in oil demand and oil imports. In response to growing oil imports, the Chinese government is adopting a broad range of policies, including improvements in the fuel economy of new vehicles and the promotion of alternative-fuel vehicles.[read more]

New Weapons in the War on Pollution: China's Environmental Protection Law Amendments

April 29, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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China's War on Pollution

On Thursday, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, approved major amendments to the country’s Environmental Protection Law (EPL), the first since the law was enacted 25 years ago. These amendments are a game changer.[read more]

Shale Gas Blooms in China? Not So Fast

April 10, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

China and Shale

When China released its 2015 targets of 6.5 billion cubic meters of shale gas a few years back, it looked like the goal was out of reach. At the time, the country had zero commercial shale gas production and domestic natural gas extraction was mainly in the hands of state-owned companies.[read more]

China's Continuing Renewable Energy Revolution

April 9, 2014 by Hao Tan
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China's Renewables Revolution

China’s renewable energy revolution moves ahead, with 2013 as an inflection point where scales tipped more to electricity generated from renewables. This means that its energy security is being enhanced, while carbon emissions from the power sector can be expected to soon start to fall.[read more]

Reading the Tea Leaves: Chinese National Oil Companies' Diverging Strategies

April 7, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

Chinese Oil Companies and Diverging Strategies

First, BP dropped plans to invest in a refinery in Qinzhou. Then PetroChina delayed plans for it’s Kunming refinery, part of a larger plan that includes a pipeline linking Southwestern China to the Bay of Benegal through Myanmar (bypassing the Malacca Straits).[read more]