Tag: China


A new smartphone app seeks to shine a spotlight on major Chinese polluters by letting users see in real-time which factories are violating air pollution emissions limits. The app, developed by Beijing-based Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), uses Read more…


City-dwelling Chinese may still be choking on smog, but amid all the haze, China may turning a corner in its fight on pollution. Top Chinese officials have hinted at the fact that China is working hard to achieve “peak” greenhouse Read more…


A top Chinese climate adviser signaled Tuesday that the country planned to set a new cap on carbon emissions by the end of the decade, which would be the first such effort from the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Read more…


How green is the manufacturing process for solar panels? According to a new study from Northwestern University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, solar panels made in China and used in Europe have a carbon footprint that Read more…


Will the requirement that 30% of municipal government purchases of new energy vehicles in the most recent Chinese government’s policy result in a mismanagement of resources? It will if automakers adopt BYD’s strategy. The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer is building Read more…


A grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania has indicted Chinese military hackers for computer hacking, economic espionage and other offenses directed at a solar products manufacturer in America. The indictments, the first time criminal charges have been filed Read more…


We all know the story. China is an energy hog. Coal fired power plants continue to be built to meet the energy demands of the country. Pollution is getting worse and not just in Beijing. We also know that China Read more…


China is planning to build at least 84 major dams in its southwest region, as shown in a map from the Wilson Center, eventually boosting its hydropower capacity by more than 160 gigawatts. By next year China’s capacity will surpass Read more…


Being a China watcher always involves parsing official statements to figure out who has the upper hand in Beijing and, if someone has some clout, what that person’s stand on an issue is. So I have been watching statements by Read more…


The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced earlier this week that it would suspend trading and delist the shares of LDK Solar Co.  In its announcement, the NYSE cited LDK’s “abnormally low” price for the shares, which had been falling Read more…


In his recent state-of-the-nation speech, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang acknowledged the impact of environmental, social, and governance— ESG—issues on that country’s economic policies. He announced that the government will “declare war” on pollution. The environmental impact of China’s mainly Read more…


I wrote the piece below for Automobile and Parts, a Chinese publication.  Since I wrote it news came out that the State Grid will allow private investment in charging networks.  But no timeline was mentioned.  And no news regarding whether Read more…


I like to talk to little-known (to me at least) companies operating in China’s electric vehicle world to get a broader perspective. In that spirit, when I saw a notice that a U.K.-based company called Sevcon had formed a joint venture Read more…


A previous post reported on Tesla’s Chinese trademark problem. Apparently, a businessman named Zhan Baosheng had registered the TESLA (or “Te Si La” transliterated) trademark in China, blocking the American automaker from using the mark there. Mr. Zhan was also Read more…

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