China Boosts Coal To Gas Switching, But Fight On Pollution Gets Tougher

In its fight against coal emissions pollution, China significantly stepped up its coal-to-natural gas and coal-to-electricity switch to 35 cities last year from 12 cities in 2017, but the next steps to curb stifling pollution levels in cities would be much harder, according to Chinese Environment Minister Li Ganjie.A total of 4.8 million Chinese households made the switch from coal to natural gas and electricity in 2018, up from 4 million households who had switched away from coal in 2017, Reuters quoted Li as saying at a press conference on Monday. “The things that could easily be done have a

China's Hebei to ensure clean coal supply for 2018-2020 winters

China’s Hebei province has said it will ensure sufficient supplies of clean coal during the next three winters to avoid heating fuel shortages and reduce toxic air emissions.

China Coal 2018-10-29

China’s coal heartland to put emissions caps on industry as part of battle against pollution

The major coal producing province of Shanxi in northern China will impose special emissions restrictions on big industrial sectors by October as part of its bid to curb smog, a local environmental official said.

Natural Gas Adoption And Mitigating China’s Coal Use

Due to its coal-dominated energy structure, China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades has resulted in severe air pollution and substantial increases in CO2 emissions.

China’s carbon emissions set for fastest growth in 7 years

China’s carbon emissions are on track to rise at their fastest pace in more than seven years during 2018, casting further doubt on the ability of the Paris climate change agreement to curb dangerous greenhouse gas increases, according to a Greenpeace analysis based on Beijing’s own data.

China's potential ban on trucking coal, ore, steel may dampen imports

A potential ban on trucking coal, ore and steel in several regions in China could dampen demand for seaborne raw material imports, market sources said Monday.

China Aims For 1 Million EV Sales In 2018

Supported by a hard push by the Chinese government to drive up electric car sales, annual EV sales are on track to hit a one-million-unit milestone this year, as demand continues to rise significantly.

China must keep momentum in energy revolution

In April 2018, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council declared that a free trade zone would be established in Hainan by 2020, with a free trade port to follow by 2025.

Opinion 2018-05-08

The Next Big Threat For Chinese Oil Demand

A Bloomberg article about electric buses in China is getting a good amount of mileage (sorry), and rightly so, given its detrimental impact on product demand (hark, ~70kbd this year). While China increases its focus on electric vehicles and takes aim at fuel emissions, it is also becoming a bigger p

Factbox: China's 2018 targets for energy sectors

China's parliament ended the first session of the 13th National People's Congress on Tuesday, approving the 2018 economic and social development plan, including those tied to the energy sectors.

China's shift to clean heat will continue

China will unswervingly promote the shift from coal to clean energy, including natural gas, as heating sources while rural areas of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region consider the environmental and social benefits of such a shift

China Policy 2018-03-20

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

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

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 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

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 provincial governments step up efforts in environmental protection

Despite seeing cleaner skies and less polluted rivers, policymakers across China are sparing no effort to maintain the momentum in improving the environment.

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