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China currently does not have demand response as we know it, but--partly as a result of recent regulations--a subsidiary of China's State Grid Corporation has selected Honeywell to participate in a project to study demand management and advanced energy management in buildings.
Date: 02/28/2011
Type: Article
The chip for a power-optimization device
Chinese photovoltaic giant Suntech is investing in electronics to help squeeze more power out of solar arrays: smart module power-optimizers that correct for a drop in the array’s power output due to shading or debris and microinverters that adjust the voltage-current levels of each panel.
Date: 10/14/2010
Type: Article
Export stamp on wooden crate.
The International Trade Association (ITA) is developing an export strategy for American energy efficiency service companies (ESCOs) to export their services to growing, energy-hungry countries like China and India.
Date: 08/13/2010
Type: Blog
The International Energy Agency announced that China consumed more energy than the U.S. last year, giving it the top spot as the world's number one energy consumer.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: General Information
Japan, South Korea, and China are investing billions for smart grid infrastructure and information technology.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
China plans to spend billions on research and on building nuclear and renewable energy plants as part of a plan to have clean energy account for 15 percent of total consumption.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
China establishes a National Energy Commission to coordinate energy policy related to environmental damage resulting from fossil fuel use and concerns of reliance on foreign energy sources.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: News
The U.S. has a lot of work ahead to ensure it's position as a leader in clean, renewable energy manufacturing.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
China has put concrete numbers on a carbon intensity reduction plan, equating to approximately 4% in greenhouse gas emissions reductions per year, but this will not result in the peaking of emissions anytime soon.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
China announced last week that its Export-Import Bank has signed a $2.9 billion deal to finance clean energy exports, while the U.S. Ex-Im Bank previously announced the investment of $250 million.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: Blog

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