Wind farms

Court lets stand Obama’s China wind farm ban

China's machinery maker Sany Group held a press conference on their plans to sue US President Barack Obama after he blocked Ralls Corp., an affiliate to Sany, from purchasing four wind farms in Northern Oregon. Photo: EPA

A US judge said on Friday she can’t overturn President Barack Obama’s decision to revoke a Chinese company’s purchase of four wind farm projects in the vicinity of a US naval facility’s restricted airspace.

Saturday, 23 February, 2013, 10:13am

Longyuan plans big increase in offshore wind farms

The wind farm industry is trying to shift focus away from the windy northern regions which suffer from power transmission bottlenecks, and towards coastal areas. Photo: AFP

China Longyuan Power, Asia's largest developer of wind farms, aims to raise its offshore generating capacity fivefold by 2015, despite technical challenges and the large capital required.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:24am

Huawei row shines light on East-West culture clash

Photos: AP, Reuters

US security fears over two China telecom firms have spotlighted Western suspicions that Chinese companies are state-influenced, a culture clash analysts say could loom larger as the country’s businesses look overseas.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese firm sues Obama over ban on wind farm

A wind farm in northwest China. Photo: Xinhua

A Chinese-owned company has sued US President Barack Obama over his decision to bar its Oregon wind-farm project as a national security risk, claiming the order violates its constitutional rights.

3 Oct 2012 - 6:45pm

Obama blocks Chinese wind farms in Oregon over national security

Chinese-made wind turbines.  Photo: Reuters

President Barack Obama blocked on Friday a privately owned Chinese company from building wind turbines close to a Navy military site in Oregon due to national security concerns, and the company said it would challenge the action in court.

29 Sep 2012 - 11:24am