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China engineers complete largest solar farm on Earth in UAE ahead of Cop28

27 Nov 23 - The 4 million panels in the desert outside Abu Dhabi will reduce carbon emissions by 2.4 million tonnes per year and power 200,000 households.

China rolls out product carbon footprint directive in bid to meet global standards

24 Nov 23 - State planner NDRC sets new policy to calculate, label carbon footprints for ‘key products’ as EU moves toward carbon border tax.

China’s emissions set to fall in 2024 after record growth in clean energy

14 Nov 23 - China’s carbon dioxide emissions are set to fall in 2024 and could be facing structural decline, due to record growth in the installation of new low-carbon energy sources.

China on alert for extreme winter weather as El Nino adds to global warming mix

13 Nov 23 - Each part of the country should prepare for its own combination of extreme weather risks this winter, the China Meteorological Administration said.

China unveils action plan to reduce methane emissions

10 Nov 23 - China published its long-awaited plan to tackle climate-warming methane on Tuesday, but included no firm targets for reducing those emissions - only goals for re-using them as fuel.

Amid tensions with US, China tightens controls over exports and imports of key commodities

10 Nov 23 - China has asked exporters to report transactions of strategically important rare earth metals and oxide products, as economic security remains high on the agenda for policymakers.

China to unveil new maritime cooperation initiative at belt and road summit

19 Oct 23 - ‘Major plan’ will cover sustainable use of marine resources, biodiversity conservation and climate change, official says.


China tries to reduce geopolitical risks for EV supply chain

3 Oct 23 - As the political tension between China and the US continues, the Chinese government is enhancing the country's EV supply chain to avoid battery technology outflow and learn critical techniques from...

China opposes ‘not realistic’ global fossil fuel phase-out

25 Sep 23 - China’s climate envoy Xie Zhenhua has said that a global fossil fuel phase-out is unrealistic, dampening hopes that such an aim could be agreed at the COP28 climate talks.

China gives EV sector billions of yuan in subsidies

25 Sep 23 - China's generosity to the electric vehicle sector when it comes to handing out subsidies has come under fresh scrutiny since the European commission announced an investigation into the matter.

China car sales grow in August, Tesla nearly doubles EV share

12 Sep 23 - China's passenger vehicle sales returned to growth in August year-on-year, as deeper discounts and tax breaks for environmentally friendly and electric vehicles boosted consumer sentiment even as...

At least 55 injured as Typhoon Saola makes landfall in China

5 Sep 23 - More than 50 people are injured and hundreds are seeking shelter after Typhoon Saola made landfall in China's Guangdong province early Saturday morning.

China’s summer of climate destruction

1 Sep 23 - China's summer this year has seen both extreme heat and devastating floods.

China has perfectly tangled the battery value chain with electric vehicles - a combo the US and Europe will find hard to beat

22 Aug 23 - Batteries are the single most valuable part of an electric vehicle (EV), representing 30–45% of the cost for light duty vehicles and ~50% for heavy duty.

China’s two climate directions

18 Aug 23 - While the U.S. and Europe have enacted sweeping policies to fight climate change in recent years, China has always had the potential to undermine those successes.

How China is using nuclear power to reduce its carbon emissions

16 Aug 23 - China recently approved the construction of six more nuclear reactors, cementing its status as the world’s fastest-growing nuclear power producer.

China avoids climate change discussion despite extreme weather

14 Aug 23 - Record heat and historic floods in China this summer have failed to ignite domestic public debate about how the world's top carbon polluter can mitigate climate change, leaving campaigners frustrated...

China: Typhoon Doksuri floods Beijing, thousands evacuated

1 Aug 23 - Authorities have issued the highest weather alert as Beijing is hit with the remnants of typhoon Doksuri.

Is China’s surge in coal consumption just a passing phase?

31 Jul 23 - China’s increase in coal use is inflicting damage on its green credentials, given its progress in developing renewable energy.


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