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  1. China to slow growth in energy use despite drag on the economy, national adviser says

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China will halve the rate by which its consumption of energy grows in the next five years, a senior government researcher said. It was prepared for slower and, it was hoped, greener economic growth, he said. Since 2006 China's annual energy consumption has been growing at more than 7 per cent. It is already the world's biggest energy consumer, and not even ...

  2. China looks to wind power to keep economy growing

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo China's fast-growing economy demands ever more energy, and since the world's factory is also the world's biggest polluter, it is steaming ahead with developing ... capacity, according to a report issued on Monday by the Global Wind Energy Council, an industry association. China's installed capacity totalled 25.9 gigawatts (GW) last year, second only ...

  3. China's goal a circular economy: academic

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the three-day event, which was attended by about 300 academics and researchers worldwide on a diversified theme of sustainable development. Professor Qian said China was looking at a circular economy ... Dikky Sinn Mainland authorities are studying a law on a 'circular economy model' to combat environmental problems, which is expected to be introduced by 2008, a leading academic ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Green economy cannot bloom without incentives

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON ZADEK

    ... Simon Zadek Simon Zadek says trade rules must change while resource prices need to reflect long-term risks Green economy cannot bloom without incentives According to new estimates, US$100 ... is that there is growing experience in leveraging private investment with relatively small amounts of public finance. More good news is that developing economies are a rapidly growing source of finance for green ...

  5. Economy mires climate change talk

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... summits that have disappointed hopes. Many now believe progress in the greening of economies must be made locally with the private sector. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said ... accounting. Meanwhile, the main game remains negotiations on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, the only global brake on emissions, which would bind China and India, currently exempt as developing ...

  6. Power shortages felt across country as economy surges

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Power shortages are no longer just being felt in the southern mainland, but are affecting regions throughout the country, according to a China Electricity Council report. ... The other affected areas were Tianjin, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan, Hainan and Tibet. The report said China's power consumption reached 1.5 trillion kWh in the first six ...

  7. Wanted: an economy to blaze a trail in green growth

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the UN secretary general, calls the gathering, 'a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make real progress towards a sustainable economy of the future'. The meeting is Rio+20, in memory ... economic objective.' Rio+20 is wretchedly timed, with euro-zone leaders squabbling, US President Barack Obama fighting for his political life, a changing of the political guard due in China ...

  8. Environmental expenses erode heated economy

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Pollution could crush GDP growth Pollution and environmental damage was costing up to 10 per cent of gross domestic product and resulted in zero or even negative growth in some regions, a member of the government's taskforce on ...

  9. Chrysler's lesson for emerging economies

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for emerging economies such as India and China. Their governments take nationalistic pride in their car industries; their growing middle class aspires to owning big and expensive cars as status ... have aggressively sold plans to produce electric cars and hybrids. Clearly, these are the cars of the future. China is in a unique position to leapfrog an entire generation of automotive ...

  10. Baby steps towards greener economies

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson China's top legislature has just approved a new law designed to put production in what is now one of the world's four-biggest economies on a more sustainable ... people's health and the environment. Dubbed the 'circular' economy by officials, this is China's latest effort to go green by raising efficiency and harnessing alternative energy ...




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