China to further improve air quality

31/01/2024 CEN_net 0

New action plan to improve China’s air quality, highlights green and low-carbon transformation China’s new action plan to improve its air quality highlights a green and low-carbon transformation and win-win situation for environmental, economic and social benefits, China’s top environmental engineer said on Monday.  In November 2022, China was identified as having achieved the world’s fastest improvement in air quality, with a dramatic drop in the emissions intensity of major […]

Nuclear power generation to hit all-time high

31/01/2024 CEN_net 0

IEA says nuclear power generation to hit all-time high – Most of the new capacity to come from China and India Global nuclear power generation is set to reach an all-time high in 2025 as more and more countries turn to the technology as part of plans to reduce carbon emissions, according to the latest forecast from the International Energy Agency (IEA).   The IEA noted that the influence of Russia and China […]

China leads world in new solar capacity

31/01/2024 CEN_net 0

China installed more solar panels in 2023 than any other nation has ever built in total Data released by China’s National Energy Agency last week revealed that the country’s solar electric power generation capacity grew by a staggering 55.2 percent in 2023. The numbers highlight that over 216.9 gigawatts (GW) of solar power China built during the year, shattering its previous record of 87.4 gigawatts from 2022. Not only does […]

China’s massive EV fleet to feed power grid

30/01/2024 CEN_net 0

China Wants Its Massive EV Fleet to Plug In and Charge the Power Grid. In a bid to strengthen the seamless integration of electric vehicles (EVs) into its power grid, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has introduced a set of new regulations. The move comes as the popularity of EVs continues to rise, posing challenges to power grids when numerous users simultaneously charge their vehicles. The commission’s recent […]

China-built UAE solar farm largest on Earth

28/01/2024 CEN_net 0

Chinese engineers complete largest solar farm on Earth in UAE The world’s largest single-site solar power plant – a flagship project under China’s Belt and Road Initiative – was inaugurated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), days ahead of the UN climate change conference Cop28 in Dubai, in November-December 2023. However the project had already commenced supplying clean, emissions-free electricity to the UAE national grid in May 2023. The UAE became a […]

Protect China’s seagrass meadows

27/01/2024 CEN_net 0

China’s threatened seagrass meadows: scientists call for Seagrass Conservation and Restoration Plan Seagrass meadows are crucial coastal habitats that contribute to biodiversity, food security, and climate mitigation. However seagrasses, once common along China’s coastlines, have declined by more than 80% of the seagrass meadows in China’s coastal waters and six seagrass species have disappeared. Even the remaining seagrass meadows are now in decline, and in August 2022 the dugong, a […]

China enhances agricultural sustainability

26/01/2024 CEN_net 0

China enhances agricultural sustainability and farm incomes while maintaining national crop production on existing croplands though crop switching The Green Revolution of the 1960s brought unprecedented increases in global food supply to meet a rapidly rising demand. However, the promotion of relatively few high-yielding crops and the accompanying input-intensive practices — such as fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation — used to grow those crops has led to serious compromises for nutritional […]

Ignore China “economic collapse” stories

08/01/2024 CEN_net 0

The Western news media is full of headlines about China’s ‘economic collapse’ — ignore them. Once again, the Western media Establishment, and sadly some on the “left”, are talking up an impending economic disaster in China, when the truth is quite the opposite, as John Ross writing in Learning From China (below) clearly shows. Indeed, this appears to be another example of Western “projection” (i.e. attributing their own negative traits […]

Russia to double renewable energy generation

07/01/2024 CEN_net 0

Russia will double the capacity of renewable energy generation by 2050. By 2050, demand for hydrocarbons is expected to decrease, but new low-carbon energy markets are already opening up. Ilya Torosov, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia, said this at COP 28 in Dubai. According to him, Russia focuses on the development of new highly efficient industries, products with high added value. The export sector for hydrogen production […]

China: 100 carbon-peaking pilot projects

07/01/2024 CEN_net 0

China to conduct carbon-peaking pilot projects in 100 cities and zones. On October 20, 2023, China’s top economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published the “National carbon-peaking pilot construction plan” based on the requirements of the “Action plan for carbon dioxide peaking before 2030”. The National Carbon Peak Pilot Construction Plan is a cross-sectoral policy document covering the period of 2023-2030, that aims to explore a viable […]