The Energy Collective - The world's best thinkers on energy & climate http://theenergycollective.com/rss/all/BarbaraFinamore en Good News: China's Dropping Coal Consumption Is Putting the Brakes on Global Carbon Emissions http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2321800/good-news-chinas-dropping-coal-consumption-putting-brakes-global-carbon-emis New analysis finds that China holds the key to achieving the 2 degree Celsius global climate goal reaffirmed by 195 countries in Paris. According to research by Barclays Bank, China accounts for 33-40 percent of the carbon emissions gap between current trends and a 2 degree Celsius pathway.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2321800/good-news-chinas-dropping-coal-consumption-putting-brakes-global-carbon-emis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2321800/good-news-chinas-dropping-coal-consumption-putting-brakes-global-carbon-emis#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Tech Sustainability Utilities Climate Coal Efficiency Environmental Policy Public Health Environment Risk Management China Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation china coal consumption emissions reduction Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:51:33 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2321800 at http://theenergycollective.com Next Steps for China on Paris Climate Agreement http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2300368/next-steps-china-paris-climate-agreement China has committed to peak its CO2 emissions by 2030 and to make best efforts to peak earlier. It will increase non-fossil energy to 20% of its energy consumption by 2030, which will require it to install 800 to 1,000 gigawatts in non-fossil capacity, equivalent to the entire current US generating capacity.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2300368/next-steps-china-paris-climate-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2300368/next-steps-china-paris-climate-agreement#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Tech Communications and Messaging Storage Sustainability Utilities Climate Coal Environmental Policy Cleantech Oil Public Health Environment International Climate Conferences Renewables Risk Management China Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation china energy consumption paris agreement Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:40:17 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2300368 at http://theenergycollective.com Seven Things You Should Know About China's Coal Consumption http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/2290370/seven-things-you-should-know-about-chinas-coal-consumption China&#039;s issuance in August of its 2014 Energy Statistical Yearbook has recently garnered attention due to the yearbook&#039;s substantial upward revision of China&#039;s coal consumption statistics and their potential implications for China&#039;s GHG emissions and the December Paris climate negotiations.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/2290370/seven-things-you-should-know-about-chinas-coal-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/2290370/seven-things-you-should-know-about-chinas-coal-consumption#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Communications and Messaging Climate Coal Environmental Policy Public Health Environment International Climate Conferences Risk Management China Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation china and coal china energy coal consumption paris agreement Tue, 17 Nov 2015 06:48:55 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2290370 at http://theenergycollective.com China Commits to Significant New Climate Actions in U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2275968/china-commits-significant-new-climate-actions-us-china-joint-presidential-st Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama announced new and strengthened actions by both countries domestically and working together as part of a joint presidential statement on climate change. These commitments build on their historic November 2014 joint announcement.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2275968/china-commits-significant-new-climate-actions-us-china-joint-presidential-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2275968/china-commits-significant-new-climate-actions-us-china-joint-presidential-st#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Communications and Messaging Sustainability Utilities Climate Efficiency Environmental Policy Public Health Environment International Climate Conferences Finance Renewables Risk Management China Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation cap and trade international agreements Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:37:22 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2275968 at http://theenergycollective.com How China is Taking Major Steps to Control Shipping Air Pollution http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2267193/how-china-taking-major-steps-control-shipping-air-pollution In a series of announcements over the weekend and on Monday, the Chinese government took several important steps in order to finally control emissions from their shipping activities. Pollution of this kind has, until now, been virtually unregulated.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2267193/how-china-taking-major-steps-control-shipping-air-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2267193/how-china-taking-major-steps-control-shipping-air-pollution#comments Energy Security Communications and Messaging Sustainability Utilities Climate Environmental Policy Cleantech Public Health Risk Management China Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation Transportation air pollution china air pollution emissions regulation shipping Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:00:34 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2267193 at http://theenergycollective.com How Does China's Climate Pledge Stack Up? http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2245502/how-does-chinas-climate-pledge-stack China&#039;s climate pledge will require the country to make very significant changes to its emissions trajectory - including adding non-fossil power equivalent to the entire U.S. power generating capacity by 2030. When you compare China&#039;s growth trajectory against that of developed countries, how does it compare?<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2245502/how-does-chinas-climate-pledge-stack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2245502/how-does-chinas-climate-pledge-stack#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Sustainability Utilities Climate Efficiency Environmental Policy Cleantech Green Business Public Health Finance Renewables Risk Management China Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation china emissions growth climate action Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:42:24 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2245502 at http://theenergycollective.com How Capping Coal Can Help China to Peak its CO2 Emissions by 2025 and Contribute to the Fight Against Climate Change http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2239641/how-capping-coal-can-help-china-peak-its-co2-emissions-2025-and-contribute-f Nearly 80 percent of China&#039;s energy-related CO2 emissions come from coal. That&#039;s why putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to protect itself - and the rest of the world - from the devastating impacts of climate change.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2239641/how-capping-coal-can-help-china-peak-its-co2-emissions-2025-and-contribute-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2239641/how-capping-coal-can-help-china-peak-its-co2-emissions-2025-and-contribute-f#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Sustainability Utilities Climate Coal Environmental Policy Cleantech Public Health Environment Risk Management China Energy Energy and Economy Fuels cap china coal plants china energy strategy Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:37:35 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2239641 at http://theenergycollective.com China Power Sector Reform Plans Aim To Boost Energy Efficiency and Renewables http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2232661/china-power-sector-reform-plans-aim-boost-energy-efficiency-and-renewables China&#039;s drive for a cleaner and more efficient energy grid received a boost when the government issued documents on power sector reform, which were published in rapid succession, came from several different ministries and outlined long-awaited upgrades to the functioning of the world&#039;s largest utility.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2232661/china-power-sector-reform-plans-aim-boost-energy-efficiency-and-renewables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2232661/china-power-sector-reform-plans-aim-boost-energy-efficiency-and-renewables#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Tech Solar Power Utilities Efficiency Environmental Policy Cleantech Environment Wind Renewables Risk Management China Electricity Grid Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation china power sector energy efficiency adoption government policy Wed, 27 May 2015 10:10:28 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2232661 at http://theenergycollective.com China's National Coal Cap Policy Could Save Nearly 50,000 Lives and $6.2 Billion Every Year by 2020 http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2221286/chinas-national-coal-cap-policy-could-save-nearly-50000-lives-and-62-billion China&#039;s proposed national policies to curb coal use will provide enormous air quality and health benefits to the public and coal industry workers, saving 49,000 lives and $6.2 billion in 2020, according to a new study released by the China Coal Cap Project.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2221286/chinas-national-coal-cap-policy-could-save-nearly-50000-lives-and-62-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2221286/chinas-national-coal-cap-policy-could-save-nearly-50000-lives-and-62-billion#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Sustainability Utilities Coal Environmental Policy Cleantech Public Health Environment Risk Management China Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation china air pollution coal cap green regulations pollution and public health Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2221286 at http://theenergycollective.com China's War on Pollution Is Gaining Traction http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2210936/chinas-war-pollution-gaining-traction Beijing announced the closure of the last of its four major coal-fired power plants in 2016, avoiding an estimated 30 million tons of carbon. Carried out as part of China&#039;s national Air Pollution Action Plan, this is the latest evidence that China is putting teeth into its pledges to tackle air pollution and cap its emissions.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2210936/chinas-war-pollution-gaining-traction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2210936/chinas-war-pollution-gaining-traction#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Sustainability Utilities Coal Environmental Policy Cleantech Public Health Renewables Risk Management China Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News carbon mitigation carbon pollution china coal plants coal fired power plants Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2210936 at http://theenergycollective.com Hong Kong Once Again Leading the Way in the Fight to Control Shipping Emissions http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2208241/hong-kong-once-again-leading-way-fight-control-shipping-emissions Hong Kong has just taken another giant step towards controlling marine emissions, the major source of its domestic air pollution. The Hong Kong Legislative Council has just approved a new rule mandating that Ocean-Going Vessels (OGVs) switch to clean fuel while at berth.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2208241/hong-kong-once-again-leading-way-fight-control-shipping-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2208241/hong-kong-once-again-leading-way-fight-control-shipping-emissions#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Sustainability Utilities Environmental Policy Cleantech Water Renewables Risk Management Energy and Economy Fuels Politics & Legislation Transportation clean fuel hong kong shipping Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2208241 at http://theenergycollective.com China's Coal Use and Estimated CO2 Emissions Fell in 2014 http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2199486/chinas-coal-use-and-estimated-co2-emissions-fell-2014 China&#039;s coal consumption fell by 2.9 percent in 2014, the first drop in 14 years, according to official Chinese energy statistics released yesterday. Glen Peters of the Global Carbon Project calculates that China&#039;s CO2 emissions have also fallen, by 0.7 percent, for the first time this century.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2199486/chinas-coal-use-and-estimated-co2-emissions-fell-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2199486/chinas-coal-use-and-estimated-co2-emissions-fell-2014#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Utilities Coal Environmental Policy Cleantech Environment China Energy and Economy Fuels changing fuel sources china coal boom energy consumption Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2199486 at http://theenergycollective.com United States to Provide Air Quality Data Overseas http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2196991/united-states-provide-air-quality-data-overseas Recently, the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new partnership that will monitor air quality at selected U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, building on the successful work of the United States embassy in Beijing.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2196991/united-states-provide-air-quality-data-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2196991/united-states-provide-air-quality-data-overseas#comments Tech Communications and Messaging Sustainability Climate Environmental Policy Cleantech Public Health Risk Management Fuels News Politics & Legislation air quality data analytics information technology international agreements Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2196991 at http://theenergycollective.com SOTU and the U.S.-China Climate Change Agreement http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2187471/sotu-and-us-china-climate-change-agreement On January 20th President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union 2015 address, in which he focused much attention on climate change. It is vitally important for the president to make the case forcefully to the American public, and thus signal to the rest of the world the need for strong climate action.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2187471/sotu-and-us-china-climate-change-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2187471/sotu-and-us-china-climate-change-agreement#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Communications and Messaging Sustainability Utilities Climate Environmental Policy Cleantech Public Health Environment International Climate Conferences Renewables Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation climate change action international negotiations president obama US China Climate Deal Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2187471 at http://theenergycollective.com How China's Top Court is Encouraging More Lawsuits Against Polluters http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2187466/how-chinas-top-court-encouraging-more-lawsuits-against-polluters As China&#039;s air pollution surges off the charts, affecting every aspect of people&#039;s daily lives, China&#039;s highest court is taking action. On January 6th, the Supreme People&#039;s Court issued an authoritative interpretation that provides clarification and details to China&#039;s new public interest environmental litigation system.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2187466/how-chinas-top-court-encouraging-more-lawsuits-against-polluters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/2187466/how-chinas-top-court-encouraging-more-lawsuits-against-polluters#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Communications and Messaging Sustainability Utilities Coal Environmental Policy Oil Public Health Environment Risk Management China Fuels News Politics & Legislation china air pollution courts lawsuit legal reform pollution controls Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 2187466 at http://theenergycollective.com Air Pollution in China: The Kids Aren't Alright http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/206431/kids-arent-alright-China-air-pollution Thanks to a new analysis by the Health Effects Institute, we understand that nearly 40 percent of the world’s premature deaths attributable to air pollution (1.2 million people) occurred in China.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/206431/kids-arent-alright-China-air-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/206431/kids-arent-alright-China-air-pollution#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Coal Environmental Policy Public Health China Energy and Economy News air pollution coal fired power plants Sat, 06 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 206431 at http://theenergycollective.com Step Forward for Environmental Transparency in China http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/204071/environmental-transparency-china City, provincial and central government officials, business leaders and NGO representatives met in Beijing to discuss efforts to promote environmental transparency and public disclosure of pollution data.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/204071/environmental-transparency-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/204071/environmental-transparency-china#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Public Health Environment China News Politics & Legislation air pollution beijing transparency Mon, 01 Apr 2013 08:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 204071 at http://theenergycollective.com Will China's New Leaders Clean Up the Environment? http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/202736/will-chinas-new-leaders-clean-environment In his first speech as China’s new Premier, Li Keqiang spoke of putting environmental protection ahead of economic growth, and even encouraged both media and the public to hold him accountable.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/202736/will-chinas-new-leaders-clean-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/202736/will-chinas-new-leaders-clean-environment#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Climate Environmental Policy Public Health Environment Hydro Power China News china shanghai soil pollution Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:30:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 202736 at http://theenergycollective.com Hong Kong Air Pollution: Restoring the Fragrant Harbour http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/200071/air-pollution-hong-kong-restoring-fragrant-harbour Hazardous air pollution not only continues to plague much of China, but is now also stifling Hong Kong, the vibrant city whose Chinese name means “Fragrant Harbour.” <p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/200071/air-pollution-hong-kong-restoring-fragrant-harbour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/200071/air-pollution-hong-kong-restoring-fragrant-harbour#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Public Health China Politics & Legislation coal fired power plants shipping smog Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 200071 at http://theenergycollective.com Advocate Could Become China's Minister of Environmental Protection http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/195396/chinas-new-minister-environmental-pro Appointing Pan Yue as the new Minister of Environmental Protection would send a strong signal domestically and abroad that China is serious about addressing its environmental crises.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/195396/chinas-new-minister-environmental-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/barbarafinamore/195396/chinas-new-minister-environmental-pro#comments Climate Environmental Policy Public Health Environment China air pollution green GDP National Peoples Congress Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 BarbaraFinamore 195396 at http://theenergycollective.com