Tag: China Pollution

China climate envoy says Beijing smog underscores need for clean energy transition

China climate envoy says Beijing smog underscores need for clean energy transition

Beijing smog red alert issued Monday The head of China’s delegation at U.N. climate talks says that the heavy smog in Beijing in recent days shows how important it is for the country to transition to clean sources of energy. Xie Zhenhua, China’s special representative for climate change, told reporters that it’s normal for countries […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First ever Beijing smog red alert issued

First ever Beijing smog red alert issued

Schools urged to close, traffic, factories restricted after Beijing smog red alert issued Beijing issued its first-ever red alert for smog on Monday, urging schools to close and invoking restrictions on factories and traffic that will keep half of the city’s vehicles off the roads. The red alert, the most serious warning on a four-tier system […]

By December 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Global CO2 emissions may have gone down in 2015 thanks to China: Study

Global CO2 emissions may have gone down in 2015 thanks to China: Study

Nearly 4 per cent drop in China’s CO2 emissions PARIS _Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study released Monday. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about […]

By December 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Apple sets out to build 2.2M gigawatts of green energy in China

Apple sets out to build 2.2M gigawatts of green energy in China

Apple projects in northern, southern and eastern regions of China SAN FRANCISCO – Apple is cleaning up its manufacturing operations in China to reduce the air pollution caused by the factories that have assembled hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads during the past eight years. The world’s most valuable company is working with its Chinese suppliers […]

Chinese coal use, production as much as 14% higher than reported – EIA

Chinese coal use, production as much as 14% higher than reported – EIA

Chinese government did not explain revisions, but there are widely reported problems with coal statistics Chinese coal production and consumption from 2000 to 2013 appears to be much higher than previously estimated, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Energy-content-based coal consumption during the period is up to 14 per cent higher than reported, while coal […]

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
China, US carbon negotiations – countries closer, more co-operative

China, US carbon negotiations – countries closer, more co-operative

Two largest greenhouse gas emitters working on carbon negotiations A U.S. envoy for climate change said Friday that China and the U.S. are working more closely than ever ahead of a conference this year in Paris that raises hopes for a global plan to cut greenhouse emissions. Special Envoy Todd Stern told reporters in Beijing […]