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  • Published: May 5th, 2011
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China carbon emissions could peak by 2025-2030: U.S. study

BEIJING (Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, could peak in emissions by 2030 or earlier, says a study from U.S. researchers who foresee Chinese demand for appliances, buildings and much industry reaching “saturation” around then.

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2011
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China government academy urges carbon emissions peak by 2030

(Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, should strive to reach a peak in emissions by 2030, a new government-sponsored study says, warning of the approaching limits to the nation’s coal-powered economic ascent.

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  • Published: Apr 9th, 2011
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Deutsche Bank CCA report highlights Chinese global leadership toward a low-carbon economy; 12th Five-Year Plan

The many new and expanded strong policy initiatives and green targets in Chinas 12th Five year Plan, released on 5 March 2011, provide

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  • Published: Apr 4th, 2011
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Report: China leads in low-carbon energy

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) — China is the world’s leading investor in low-carbon energy technology, a global study by a U.S. environmental polling organization has shown.

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  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2011
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China trialling carbon trading

CLIMATE change adviser Ross Garnaut says China is experimenting with carbon trading in a number of large cities because it knows that’s the cheapest way to reduce emissions.

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  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2011
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China announces new economic goals to curb carbon output, use of energy, water

BEIJING China has issued new targets to curb carbon output and improve efficiency in using energy and water, state media reported Monday.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011
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Airlines to challenge EU carbon tax: report

Chinese airlines plan legal action against a European Union plan to impose a carbon tax from 2012, claiming it could cost them millions of dollars a year, state media said yesterday.

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  • Published: Mar 8th, 2011
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Chinas Undervalued Yuan Reason Behind Record Carbon Emissions, Study Says

Chinas undervalued yuan is subsidizing energy-intensive export industries that have led to record carbon dioxide emissions, negating the nations conservation efforts, a study said.

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  • Published: Sep 15th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Wal-Mart to open low-carbon Sam’s Club in Xiamen

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On 8th Sep, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Xiamen government and Wal-Mart for establishing of a low-carbon Sams Club in Xiamen. The signing ceremony was held at Wal-Marts pavilion at the 14th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT).

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  • Published: Aug 9th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Yunnan leads carbon emission trading in China

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Yunnan Province topped all other provinces and municipalities in China in terms of the total carbon emissions-trading projects with more than 260, reporters from Yunnan Daily learned from a recent symposium on climate change and the development of a low-carbon economy held in Kunming, Yunnan Province.

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  • Published: Jul 28th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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China’s Carbon Emissions May Reach Peak by 2030, State Researcher Says

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China, the worlds biggest polluter, may see its carbon-dioxide emissions peak around 2030 as the country taps cleaner sources of energy, a researcher at a think tank run by the National Development and Reform Commission said.

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  • Published: Jul 27th, 2010
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Will cut the use of coal and carbon emissions

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Biomass refinery developer Inbicon is taking baby steps in reducing carbon emissions by utilizing coal steam for cellulosic ethanol. China Energy Conservation and Environmental Group (CECEP), on the other hand, is pummeling coal consumption and carbon emissions with the largest stand-alone building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) project, which started transmitting power to the to the electric grid on Sunday in Shanghai.

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  • Published: Jul 25th, 2010
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Domestic carbon trading programs in pipeline

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The country is set to begin domestic carbon trading programs during its 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015) to help it meet its 2020 carbon intensity target.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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UK automotive industry takes low-carbon ideas to China

The UK’s car manufacturing business is aiming to create a low-carbon supply chain with China.

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), businesses from the UK are to showcase “industry-leading technologies” and engineering solutions at meetings in China.

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  • Published: May 9th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Opinion: Low-carbon lifestyle popular with white-collar workers

With the dissemination of the low-carbon concept, various types of healthy and eco-friendly lifestyles have emerged, including the “no computers on weekends” lifestyle that is very popular with white-collar workers in Erdos, a city of northwest China’s Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region.

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  • Published: Apr 24th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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World Bank: China could cut 55% of its carbon emissions by 2020

China can achieve greater cuts to its carbon emissions without slowing down economic development, according to a World Bank report titled “Winds of Change: East Asia’s Sustainable Energy Future.”

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2010
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Power grid operator charts plan to cut carbon emissions

BEIJING, April 20 — China’s largest power grid operator State Grid on Monday said it plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 10.5 billion tons over the next ten years by using smart grid technologies.

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  • Published: Apr 19th, 2010
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Beijing to build 4 towers to monitor carbon emission

Wang Xiaoping, director of Beijing Forestry Carbon Sequestration Work Office, announced that 50-meter-high carbon flux monitoring towers will be built in the South Central Axis Green Square located on the south side of Chang’an Avenue, Chongwen District. After they are built, citizens can learn about the regional carbon dioxide changes in real time. The project will be completed no later than August of this year.

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  • Published: Apr 15th, 2010
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China faces energy challenges in switch to low-carbon economy

BEIJING, April 12 — China has made significant efforts to pursue energy and resource efficiencies to achieve sustainable development, while the nation still faces challenges in the transition to a low-carbon economy and needs integrated solution systems.

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2010
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China: low carbon sources to supply quarter of electricity by end of 2010

Low carbon energy sources will account for more than a quarter of China’s electricity supply by the end of 2010, according to official statistics released yesterday to the state-backed Xinhua news agency.

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  • Published: Apr 4th, 2010
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China builds first low-carbon R&D center in Shanghai

The stone-laying ceremony of China’s first low-carbon technology research, development and promotion center was held in the Shanghai International Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Park in the Baoshan District of Shanghai on March 29.

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  • Published: Mar 17th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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When Goods Get Traded, Who Pays for the CO2?

Popularly, China is a villain in climate change. Many people who attended last year’s chaotic U.N. climate-change talks in Copenhagen especially those who belonged to the U.S. delegation singled out China as the main reason the summit nearly collapsed. Chinese diplomats fought hard against any form of emissions regulation, even though their country is now the world’s No. 1 national carbon emitter, and will emit far more carbon in the future than any other. In Washington, opponents of carbon cap-and-trade also point to China, which is unlikely to take on a carbon cap of its own, and wonder why the U.S. should have to restrain its emissions.

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Press Release: National Center for Sustainable Development and China CDM Fund to Promote Low Carbon Development

The United States National Center (NCSD) for Sustainable Development and the China CDM Fund have announced a partnership to promote low carbon development with the China-US Low Carbon Development Program.Â

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  • Published: Feb 1st, 2010
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City promotes carbon credit option

Beijing is trying to promote the concept of carbon credit among ordinary residents by making it an alternative to the annual voluntary tree planting program, but many are still unaware of the option.

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  • Published: Jan 26th, 2010
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ADB: PRC’s Yunnan Province to Shift to Low-Carbon Growth Path

The FINANCIAL — Rapid industrial growth and urbanization in Yunnan province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have caused serious pollution and environmental problems that are threatening its continued economic expansion.

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