Washington’s sanctions on Chinese solar panels: US domestic deployment falls by 50% – global prices up by 30-40%

The US publication pv magazine reported on 16 August 2022 that a large quantity of Chinese solar panels had been seized by US customs authorities. The seizure were carried out under US anti-China legislation, the so-called “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” (UFLPA). The legislation is one of many US government actions designed to wage economic warfare against China and to undermine adoption of affordable renewable energy. The US is both the world’s largest producer and the largest consumer of oil, and has the world’s highest per capita emissions of CO2. The pv magazine cited US industry sources had reported that … Continue reading Washington’s sanctions on Chinese solar panels: US domestic deployment falls by 50% – global prices up by 30-40%

Environmental noise affects mate choice in animals: Chinese study

Chinese researchers have discovered that noise influences mate choice based on visual information in animals via cross-sensory interference, according to the Chengdu Institute of Biology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Animal communication is often hampered by noise interference, while little is known about its cross-modal effect and how animals weigh unimodal and multimodal courtship cues in noisy environments. Using tree frogs as experimental objects, researchers from the institute presented unimodal signals (sound or vocal sac) and multimodal signals (sound and vocal sac) to female frogs by using audio or video playbacks to test the female frogs’ ability of processing … Continue reading Environmental noise affects mate choice in animals: Chinese study

New ban set to smash China’s super-tall construction craze

The 632-meter Shanghai Tower easily puts to shame other skyscrapers in China ever since its construction was finished in 2015. Sitting on the Huangpu River bank in Shanghai, it is currently the world’s third highest. Where the next new super-tall construction would come out in China has since been a question on many lips as several cities announced their ambitious plans for erecting their own (even taller) landmarks. But on July 12, a ban released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on the construction of buildings over 500 meters tall put a definitive halt to the height race. … Continue reading New ban set to smash China’s super-tall construction craze

China commissions first phase of 200 MW ‘vanadium flow battery’ – scale dwarfs anything else in the world

Energy Storage News reports that China has commissioned a 100MW/400MWh vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) energy storage system in Dalian City’s Shahekou District, which is in Liaoning Province in northeastern China. A vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) is a type of … Continue reading China commissions first phase of 200 MW ‘vanadium flow battery’ – scale dwarfs anything else in the world

China’s plan to clean up ‘new pollutants’

“This is a significant step forward for China’s chemical regime.” Liu Jianguo, Associate Professor, Peking University Hopes are high that a Chinese action plan will help control chemicals with ongoing harmful effects. In 2014, China declared a “war on pollution”. … Continue reading China’s plan to clean up ‘new pollutants’

China vows to honor commitments on climate change – says US must stop finding excuses for its own inaction

China reiterates commitment to international cooperation on climate change and will honor the promises it has made China refutes U.S. claim that the suspension of climate talks “punishing the whole world Washington can’t speak for world US must stop finding … Continue reading China vows to honor commitments on climate change – says US must stop finding excuses for its own inaction

Facebook’s Ukraine “fact-checking” directly funded by Washington regime

Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the U.S. government, either through the U.S. Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED). In light of … Continue reading Facebook’s Ukraine “fact-checking” directly funded by Washington regime

Latin America welcomes BRI cooperation, not ideological confrontation

The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has made steady progress in Latin America during the past three years, which has brought concrete benefits to partner economies with its people centered approach. The growing influence of BRI in Latin America, … Continue reading Latin America welcomes BRI cooperation, not ideological confrontation