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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
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 widened its lead over the U.S. in a renewable energy ranking compiled by consultant Ernst & Young that gauges the attractiveness to investors of wind and solar power projects in those countries.
Date: 09/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
An analysis by BNEF has shown that the Chinese government expects 10 gigawatts of new solar projects in 2013, more than double its previous target and three times last year’s expansion.
Date: 03/11/2013
Type: Article
China has leapfrogged the United States in greenhouse gas policy. The country will introduce a stringent greenhouse gas tax that aims to protect the environment and lower CO2 emissions. This is good news for the country and for the planet.
Date: 02/25/2013
Type: Article
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
China and the US have begun preliminary negotiations about greenhouse gas regulations to avoid any issues which could breakdown the global climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December.
Date: 08/23/2009
Type: News
Chinese currency
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 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
GM announced that its expected plug-in hybrid vehicle can get 230 miles per gallon in city driving, much more efficient than traditional non-plug-in hybrids.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation

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