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Renewable energy in China

  • China’s Renewables Industry

    CHINA, 2017/05/29 China has gone from the world’s major polluter to, arguably, the number-one leader in clean energy, and in the process it is achieving a growing dominance in the field of renewable energy. China has surpassed the U.S. as the world’s major greenhouse gas emitter for a decade presently, discharging twice as much as the U.S. as of this year. Presently, witnessing the consequences of rapid industrialization, the Chinese government has shifted its priorities from maintaining economic increase to achieving a additional sustainable development path. Moreover, this national-business collaboration looks beyond just protecting the environment, hoping to use diversification and investment to transform China from the “factory of the world” to its “innovation hub.”
  • China’s government asked power grid companies to buy all the solar energy produced

    CHINA, 2013/12/15 China’s government asked power grid companies to buy all the solar energy produced in their coverage areas, providing a possible boost to solar panel makers. The requirement includes power from distributed solar projects, according to a notice issued by the National Energy Government on its website yesterday. Power grids that don’t comply will have to pay compensation, it said. China, the biggest solar-panel producer, is likely to miss its target to connect 5 gigawatts of solar capacity to the grid this year because of bottlenecks, according to London-based researcher North Square Blue Oak. The new policy may boost the country’s total on-grid solar capacity to 12 gigawatts next year, benefiting solar panel makers such as Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. and Trina Solar ltd.
  • China PV makers squeezed by EU duties

    CHINA, 2013/06/28 Chinese solar panel firms said Wednesday that the EU's punitive duties on imported photovoltaic products from China will erode their low margins and could even drive them out of a key market. EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht announced Tuesday that the EU will impose provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of solar panels, cells and wafers from China. An interim punitive business of 11.8 % will apply to all Chinese solar panel imports starting from Thursday. The business will be raised to an average of 47.6 % two months later if both sides fail to find a solution.
  • Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang

    CHINA, 2013/05/23 China warned that the European Union's proposed levying of punitive duties on Chinese solar panels would "severely impair" bilateral trade ties. The comments Thursday by Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang came next the European Commission agreed to a proposition to levy provisional duties ranging from 37-68 % on Chinese solar panels.
  • Oil pipeline in Myanmar mutually beneficial

    CHINA, 2013/04/21 A Chinese oil pipeline project in Myanmar can boost the local economy, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday. "The oil pipeline project has undergone scientific study and strict examination and conforms with local regulations and laws," spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing.
  • Chinese companies move into renewable energy and water sectors in Portugal

    CHINA, 2013/04/09 Solar energy and water and sanitation are the new business areas for Chinese companies in Portugal, where the country by presently has a presence in power generation and distribution. Last week the Hanergy Solar Group said in a Hong Kong market filing that it had agreed to buy solar energy parks in Portugal, without naming the seller.
  • China's wind farms

    CHINA, 2013/01/29 China's wind farms are moving offshore, with the major project going into commercial use in coastal Jiangsu province. The 150-megawatt farm opened off Rudong county in November and will supply up to 190,000 residents with renewable energy a year, according to the China Longyuan Power Group, which runs the farm.
  • China set to subsidize renewable energy

    CHINA, 2012/12/22 CHINA will pay 8.6 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion) in subsidies for power generated from renewable sources this year, the Ministry of Finance said yesterday. The funds will be allocated by provincial financial authorities to grid companies which purchase renewable power from generators at above-market tariffs.
  • Ocean University of China Signs MOU with Eco Wave Power

    CHINA, 2012/12/13 A senior delegation from the Governmentally-owned Ocean University of China arrived in Israel and signed MOU with Eco Wave Power. The MOU between EWP and OUC is meant to lead to the implementation of Eco Wave Power’s unique technology across a wide-range of wave-prone regions in China. According to the terms of the agreement, The Ocean University will fasten full funding for EWP’s first commercial scale project, and conduct the related R&D works, with its national of the art facilities.
  • China Profits From Solar Policy as Europe Backpedals

    CHINA, 2011/02/28 China, the world’s biggest electricity consumer, is figuring out how to capture a larger share of the solar-energy market without losing money.