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  1. Hu's CO{-2} pledge won't slow China's emissions

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... from Rajesh Panjwani at CLSA. Thanks to its dependence on coal and the inefficiency of its power plants, China's greenhouse gas emissions per unit of output are by far the highest among ... vows to reduce emission levels,' echoed Canada's National Post. Certainly, if Hu really had made a promise to cut China's greenhouse gas emissions, it would have been big news. ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Beijing's energy ambitions threatened by lack of water

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Getting shale gas and coal out of the ground needs tonnes of this relatively scarce resource, so do the proposed nuclear power plants Beijing's energy ambitions threatened ... will place on Beijing's energy ambitions. This column has looked before at how a lack of water will scupper plans to exploit China's shale gas deposits. Shale gas extraction involves ...

  3. Be careful what you wish for, Mr Wen

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Wen Jiabao believes developed countries must change their unsustainable lifestyles to cut greenhouse gas emissions. He's correct. But his call could backfire ... to hold down consumer prices. But in doing so, developed economies have also outsourced a hefty proportion of their greenhouse gas emissions to China. In 2006, according to figures from ...

  4. Here's the answer to China corporate profits paradox

    Posted Oct 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... steel industry. Massive investment in new plant lifted China's steel-making capacity by 28 per cent last year to 470 million tonnes. Feeding all those new mills with iron ore pushed contract prices for the raw material up by 71.5 per cent last year and a further 19 per cent this year. Unfortunately, no one needs all the steel the new plants are turning out, and product prices ...



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