Coal colonialism: Japanese-financed coal power plants in developing Asia emit up to 40 times more pollution than plants built in Japan, a study by Greenpeace has found.
As China looks to develop its 14th Five-Year Development Plan, the country has a great opportunity to shift toward a higher-quality and lower-carbon economic development strategy. While China has a relatively high annual GDP growth rate compared with the rest of the world, that growth has been slowing.
According to new research solar power is now cheaper than grid electricity in cities across China, which could drive a surge in uptake.
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China’s electric vehicle industry is entering a new phase of accelerating development, President Xi Jinping wrote in a congratulatory message to participants of a new energy vehicle conference in early July. In 2018, China sold almost as many electric vehicles as the rest of the world combined.
The Japanese government has announced its long-term climate and growth strategy under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The announcement comes ahead of the G20 Summit hosted by Japan this week (June 28-29) in Osaka.
In the first quarter of this year, China added 5.2 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity, according to the National Energy Administration. The figure is a drop from the 9.65 GW in the same period of 2018,
Tokyo’s main power company is using blockchain distributed ledger technology to assess how customers on its new renewable energy tariffs could use solar, batteries and electric vehicles to trade energy via the grid.
China is often portrayed as an environmental and social villain by the West. However, from fighting pollution to poverty alleviation, no country has done more for sustainable development, argues Junice Yeo.
China’s top planning agency has said the country approved its first batch of subsidy-free wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 20.76 gigawatts (GW).