China is rapidly developing its clean-energy technology

WHEN IT COMES to energy, no country generates such bittersweet superlatives as China. It is the world’s largest consumer of coal and the second-largest of oil, after America. It has the largest power-generation capacity, by a wide margin.

Wind Power Solar 2018-03-16

CERAWEEK: BP's Dudley calls for price on carbon

Bob Dudley, BP's group chief executive, called Tuesday for a global price on carbon in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."We need governments, in our opinion, to put a price on carbon," Dudley told the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference.Dudley did not suggest what a global price structure would look like and acknowledged it presented numerous challenges.Dudley, who chairs the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, a group of 10 oil and gas companies focus on reducing GHG emissions, said the industry "can and must be part of the solution."In a speech before the Houston energy conference, he said

Global Market Opinion 2018-03-07

China beats 2017 coalfired power capacity reduction target - Report

Reuters reported that China eliminated or suspended 65 gigawatts of coal-fired power capacity in 2017, exceeding the national target of 50 GW, the state-owned Xinhua news agency reported that China

China Coal 2018-03-07

Renewable energy grows globally, especially in China: BP

A senior economist at BP said on Friday that rapid growth of renewables is leading to a fuel mix that could be the most diversified ever, with the largest increase in China.

Wind Power Solar 2018-03-05

China's carbon market will take two more years to set up: SinoCarbon

China's nationwide emissions trading system will probably take another two years to develop, according to an analyst with low-carbon services company SinoCarbon.

China to develop oil spill clean-up technology

China plans to build a laboratory to work on emergency treatment of oceanic oil spills in north China's Tianjin Municipality, local authorities said Wednesday.

China continues campaign against air pollution

Despite some success in controlling air pollution, China will give no quarter in the battle against pollution, a senior official said Tuesday.

China unveils policy for NEV battery recycling

Chinese authorities have published a guideline Monday on recycling new energy vehicle (NEV) batteries.

China Policy 2018-02-27

Energy revolution calls for rethink by fossil-fuel import ports: expert

A logistics researcher in Zhoushan, East China’s Zhejiang Province has called for forward-looking thinking among planners for China’s crude import ports amid the nation’s energy revolution, and the inclusion of renewable energy sources such as wind and tidal power to deal with a future of new-energy

Chinese city of Yinchuan to make all buses electric by 2020

Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, is aiming to make its entire city bus fleet go "green" in the next three years, local authorities said Saturday.

China Policy 2018-02-26

China looks to retain local subsidies for electric vehicles: Bloomberg

The Chinese government is leaning towards retaining local subsidies for electric vehicles after eliminating a prior proposal to scrap the funding, Bloomberg reported on Monday.The newly amended policy is said to be in final stages of discussions in order to sustain a rising demand for new-energy automobiles in China.After deliberating on the move to curb local aid to control state expenditure, policy makers are anxious that discontinuing local incentives would weaken the development of the new-energy vehicles sector, according to Bloomberg.Until last month, it was expected that the country wou

Major China regions see smog worsen, adding to fears polluters are moving south

Though concentrations of small, breathable particles known as PM2.5 fell 17.9 percent year on year to 64 micrograms per cubic meter in 338 cities nationwide in January, the Yangtze River Delta registered an average of 72 micrograms, up 20 percent, according to official data published on Monday.

Energy efficiency key for China’s ecological goals

China will step up reforms "of the system for developing an ecological civilization," an important point raised in the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. This is of pivotal significance for green growth. To proceed with ecologically conscious development, the country needs to put a ceiling on the use of resources, set minimum environmental quality requirements, draw an uncrossable "red line" for environmental protection, and put in place a baseline for energy safety. Such efforts will be the mainstays of the nation's ecological civilization push.The contradiction between l

Prospects for shale gas production in China: Implications for water demand-4-4

Table 3. Comparison of maximum water demand for Fuling shale gas development with availability and current consumption of water in Fuling and Chongqing.YearFuling precipitation (mm)Fuling total water resource (Mm3)Fuling water use (Mm3)Maximum shale-gas water use / Fuling total resource (%)Maximum shale-gas water use / Fuling total use (%)Maximum shale-gas water use / Chongqing total use (%)20091056.31497.27350.670.48%2.06%0.08%2010929.01179.64277.810.61%2.60%0.08%2011795.4882.63451.270.82%1.60%0.08%2012982.51304.69358.490.55%2.01%0.09%2013954.61229.52257.140.59%2.81%0.09%Table 4PopulationArea

Prospects for shale gas production in China: Implications for water demand-4-3

2.2. Method for evaluation of total water demand at Fuling fieldAccording to the Sinopec shale-gas development plan for Fuling, only 200 km2 will be developed through 2017 [42], compared with the total size of the field of 4000 km2 according to An and Zhu [43]. The water demand for a fully developed Fuling play can be estimated using the method introduced by Nicot and Scanlon to project use of water for shale-gas production in Texas [16]. The fracking water use (WU) for a shale-gas field is estimated by dividing the domain of the entire field (D) by the average lateral spacing between horizont

Prospects for shale gas production in China: Implications for water demand-4-2

2. Data and methodsThe quantity of water consumed by shale-gas drilling and production varies with geological, technological, and economic factors. Instead of estimating water use on a well-by-well basis, we employ the metric of water intensity, the volume of water used per unit lateral bore length (m3/m). The data used to estimate the water intensity of China's shale-gas development are compiled using a combination of sources from the U.S. and China. For the U.S., we rely on well completion reports from Pennsylvania [30], West Virginia [31], and Texas [32], and the FracFocus Chemical Disclosu

Prospects for shale gas production in China: Implications for water demand-4-1

Authors: Meiyu Guoa,b,c,1 , Xi Lud,e, Chris P.Nielsenc,2 , Michael B. McElroyf , Wenrui Shig, Yuntian Chenh, Yuan Xuaa Department of Geography, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kongb Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kongc Harvard China Project, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, MA, USAd School of Environment and State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, Tsinghua University, Beijing 10084, Chinae School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USAf School of E

Haze returns to Beijing amid lower Central Asia gas supply

The shortfall, possibly due to suppliers cutting gas exports to China to rake in higher margins from European buyers, has forced more coal burning.

4 Million North China Homes Told to Kick Coal Habit as Nation Seeks Blue Skies

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection said it plans to help another 4 million households in northern China switch from coal to gas or electricity this year to fight air pollution.But the program is facing resistance from regional governments that were hit hard by a natural gas crunch late las

China's wind power development gains momentum in 2017

China's wind power generation has picked up amid government efforts to expand clean energy to curb pollution.

Wind Power 2018-02-05

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