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China avoids coal projects in Belt and Road for first time

28 Jul 21 - China didn't finance any coal projects via its Belt and Road Initiative in the first half, the first time that's happened since the plan was launched in 2013, the International Institute of Green Finance said in a report.

Introducing China’s carbon market

23 Jul 21 - Last week, China announced the launch of its national carbon emissions trading market. How does it work?

China's carbon market tops 210 million yuan in first-day trading

19 Jul 21 - China's national carbon market, the largest emissions trading system in the world, made its debut on Friday with a turnover of 210 million yuan for carbon dioxide emissions on the first day

China to launch ETS this month

15 Jul 21 - China is set to launch its carbon emissions trading scheme this month.

China's extreme weather warnings avoid talk of climate change

14 Jul 21 - As unprecedented heatwaves sweep across large parts of the Northern Hemisphere, China is telling its people to brace for another summer of dangerous floods and droughts.

Powerful Chinese agency put in charge of climate change

7 Jul 21 - China’s top economic planning body has been put in charge of devising a plan for the world’s biggest polluter to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Fact check: Is China the main climate change culprit?

1 Jul 21 - China currently releases more carbon emissions than any other country — leading many to believe it bears the greatest responsibility for climate change. However, the situation is more complex than it seems.


The US$2000 EV ute

15 Jun 21 - In the wake of the Government's feebate announcement, there's been plenty of talk about the lack of EV utes, but as MotorBiscuit reports there's always the niftily named CLZKC-009, costing just...

China tempers climate change efforts

Benxi steel industries

10 Jun 21 - China’s top economic planners have put the brakes on attempts by environmental officials to reduce carbon emissions as driving growth takes priority over meeting climate targets for now.

China to launch carbon trading market next month

27 May 21 - China plans to launch a nationwide carbon trading market by June, an official said on Wednesday, showing strengthening efforts to reach the country's ambitious goal of net-zero emissions by 2060.

Greening the world's largest energy grid

20 May 21 - One of the most pressing challenges for China to meet its pledge to cap carbon emissions this decade and pivot toward renewables is overhauling its electricity grid, the world’s largest, officials...

Solar panel industry uses forced Uyghur labour

17 May 21 - China's Xinjiang region has evolved over the past two decades into a major production hub for many of the companies that supply the world with parts needed to build solar panels.

China slams European border levy proposal

20 Apr 21 - Chinese President Xi Jinping slammed the European Union’s plan for a carbon border levy in a call with the leaders of France and Germany on Friday (16 April), according to state media.

The decline of coal in China

9 Apr 21 - When President Xi Jinping committed China to achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 at the UN General Assembly, this was good news for many, including electric vehicle manufacturers and the renewable...

Bitcoin emissions threaten China's climate targets

8 Apr 21 - China powers nearly 80 per cent of the global cryptocurrencies trade, but the energy required could jeopardise its pledge to peak carbon emissions by 2030.

China to cut energy intensity, but no consumption cap

8 Mar 21 - China will cut energy intensity but has stopped short of setting a cap on energy use in its new development plan.

China’s dirty covid-19 recovery

2 Mar 21 - Official Chinese government figures show energy, steel and cement consumption rose in 2020, pushing emissions up as Beijing is expected to reveal its 2025 targets.

China’s energy agency floats increase in renewables target

12 Feb 21 - China’s National Energy Administration is considering an increase in the ambition of the country’s clean energy programme this decade.

China’s crackdown on illegal CFC gases is working

11 Feb 21 - A Chinese government crackdown on producers and buyers of illegal CFC gases is working, research has found.


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