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China to restrict coal demand, but is it enough?

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 2012-03-28

China is set to limit their domestic output and consumption of coal over the next five years in an effort to reduce pollution and curb the nation's reliance on this dirty energy. However there are serious question marks over the ...

New air pollution standards pressures local Chinese governments to act

Blog entry by Zhou Rong | 2012-03-06

Last Friday the state council had a press conference , introducing the revised Ambient Air Quality Standard, as part of efforts to strengthen overall  air pollution control. The challenge to clean up the air is huge and urgent.

It's time: China must kick-start its green transition in 2012

Press release | 2012-03-01 at 12:30

Greenpeace has urged China's lawmakers and political advisers to place the issue of coal high on the agendas for the upcoming NPC and CPPCC annual plenary sessions. The environmental group says China must make up for lost time and act quickly and...

China's top dog Premier Wen Jiabao agrees to regional control of country's air pollution

Blog entry by Zhou Rong | 2012-03-01

Premier Wen Jiabao has agreed to release a revised Environmental Air Quality Standard in a State Council meeting yesterday, as part of efforts to strengthen overall air pollution control. The release of this new standard sends a...

A funeral ceremony in Shanxi, China

Image | 2012-02-06 at 10:30

A funeral for a village woman nicknamed Chen in Mayi village, near Shentou Number 2 Power Plant in Shanxi province. Chen, who married into the Jia family, died peacefully on the 27th day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar. She was 92 years...

China must look to the EU energy roadmap which shows a clear path for renewables

Blog entry by Harri Lammi & Li Ang | 2011-12-20

The European Commission has published a roadmap exploring different energy pathways over the next 40 years. The calculations show that an energy system based largely on renewables and efficiency will cost taxpayers no more than a...

Greenpeace East Asia's top woman in climate and energy talks China's future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-20

Li Yan is the head of Greenpeace East Asia's climate and energy team. She recently attended the Durban climate change talks , and in returning to Beijing spoke to The Diplomat about China's climate change policy and the direction...

While the world waits climate change already impacting China's rural poor

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-14

The issue of climate change is more pertinent than ever, and yet the recent Durban climate change talks hardly gave us the decisive action required. In fact what was "achieved" was a ten-year delay in global greenhouse pollution...

Tweaking electricity prices is not enough to break China's coal addiction

Blog entry by Ang Li | 2011-12-07

What with the heaters going full blast, the winter season in China always puts a stress on the electrical grid. On November 30 China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a price adjustment plan for electricity.

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