China building Cuba’s largest wind farm – country moves towards renewable energy

La Herradura Wind Farm Project is the largest wind power project in Cuba, supplied and constructed by Chinese firms. This investment forms part of Cuba’s goal of sourcing 24% of its total energy supply from renewables by 2030. Herradura 1 will supply 51 MW, Herradura 2 supplying a further 50 MW. Herrandura 1 is being built by Chinese firm Goldwind, and Herrandura 2 will be built by Chinese firm Dongfang. *********** Facing the challenges of an aging energy infrastructure, Cuba is looking to new energy sources with help from the Belt and Road Initiative to strengthen its power production capacity … Continue reading China building Cuba’s largest wind farm – country moves towards renewable energy

China’s progress towards building “zero-waste cities”

China has seen significant progress in promoting pilot projects that transform urban areas into “zero-waste cities” under the Chinese government’s green development plan to minimize solid waste generation and maximize waste recycling in urban areas. A pilot city in the “zero-waste city” project, Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong Province has actively explored a new path of “waste treatment” and achieved substantial success. Residents can have coffee, watch exhibitions and learn about the cutting-edge garbage disposal technology at the waste incineration power plant in the Yantian Energy Ecological Park in the city. The refuse disposal plant can handle more than 500 … Continue reading China’s progress towards building “zero-waste cities”

China’s urban development experience helpful for Nicaraguan capital, Managua – mayor says

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Dec. 30, 2021 — China’s experience in urban development could help improve Managua’s urban planning and enrich local authorities’ knowledge, said Reyna Rueda, mayor of the capital city of Nicaragua. In a recent interview with Xinhua, the mayor said she looks forward to the opportunities in urban development cooperation with Chinese cities following the resumption of diplomatic relations between China and Nicaragua on Dec. 10. Rueda said the renewed bilateral ties are good for local governments, as well as the central government, because they allow exchanges of views with Chinese peers on common issues and interests regarding the … Continue reading China’s urban development experience helpful for Nicaraguan capital, Managua – mayor says

China puts pioneering ‘pebble bed’ nuclear reactor into operation

The state-run China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced on December 20, 2021 that at the Shidaowan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Shandong province of east China, the world’s first High Temperature gas cooled Reactor of Pebble bed Module (HTR-PM) is now connected to the grid. It is … Continue reading China puts pioneering ‘pebble bed’ nuclear reactor into operation

Green belts and connected parks planned for Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City

Singapore and China have agreed to deepen cooperation to make the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City greener and more sustainable, said Singapore’s Ministry of National Development (MND) on Wednesday (Dec 29, 2021). National Development Minister Desmond Lee announced during the 13th Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Joint Steering … Continue reading Green belts and connected parks planned for Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City

Green Development: Singapore and China sign bilateral cooperation agreements

Singapore and China reached 14 deals at Wednesday’s (Dec 29) Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation meeting, the biggest haul in recent years from this high-level platform set up in 2004. Among them are these agreements: Urban governance Singapore’s Ministry of National Development (MND) and China’s state planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue sharing knowledge and experience on urban governance, planning and management. There will be visiting fellowship programmes for senior officials and promising young officials, study visits, joint research and publications and platforms to exchange knowledge. Another similar MOU was inked … Continue reading Green Development: Singapore and China sign bilateral cooperation agreements

Cuba eyes cooperation with China on clean energy

Facing the challenges of an aging energy infrastructure, Cuba is looking to new energy sources with help from the Belt and Road Initiative to strengthen its power production capacity and move away from fossil fuels. The Latin American country joined the Belt and Road Energy Partnership, or BREP, in October. The program aims to strengthen connectivity in infrastructure and energy investments, and push for more clean energy and efficiency. For Cuba’s energy system, participating in the BREP could be an important lifeline. The country’s energy infrastructure is aging, and 95 percent of electricity comes from fossil fuels, mostly from eight … Continue reading Cuba eyes cooperation with China on clean energy

 The industrialization of agriculture by capitalism and Metabolic Rift

The following is an extract from Capitalism and Robbery: The Expropriation of Land, Labor, and Corporeal Life, by John Bellamy Foster et al, Monthly Review, Dec 01, 2019. See also: The review of Guano and the opening of the Pacific world, recently shared by China Environment. ********************* Marx presented a systematic analysis of how industrialized agriculture robbed the land of necessary nutrients. He recognized and provided the basis for assessing the interlocking oppressions and processes of expropriation that accompanied this soil crisis. Nutrients from the countryside accumulated as waste in the cities and were washed away to sea as part … Continue reading  The industrialization of agriculture by capitalism and Metabolic Rift

Chinese-made electric trucks boost green logistics in Mexico

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has delivered 20 21-ton electric trucks to Mexican beer maker Grupo Modelo. The Mexican beer maker has already ordered another 20 electric trucks from BYD and says it plans to add a total of 500 electric trucks to its fleet over the next two years. BYD will also supply the company with electric forklifts. BYD is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and batteries, and the global leader in battery-electric buses. BYD is also an industry leader in several other high-tech sectors, including high-efficiency automobiles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, electric forklifts, SkyRail, energy storage … Continue reading Chinese-made electric trucks boost green logistics in Mexico

Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World

The 19th century search for fertilizer drove imperialist expansion and ecological destruction Climate & Capitalism: Ecosocialist Discussion BOOK REVIEW by Martin Empson Author: Gregory T. CushmanGUANO AND THE OPENING OF THE PACIFIC WORLDA Global Ecological History In the last two … Continue reading Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World