China must ensure an adequate supply of energy, including coal, gas and crude oil, to support its 1.4 billion people. According to the 14th five-year plan for 2021-25, China must supply more of its own energy needs by 2025, while advocating for larger domestic oil and gas production and clean energy cooperation with other countries, including the United States.
First summit with Central Asian nations reflects how they can help Beijing while receiving an economic lifeline at a time of great geopolitical change.
Annual Global Carbon Budget finds emissions likely to grow 1.1 per cent in 2023, partly because of China’s delayed pandemic rebound.
Countries, companies and citizens should step up demand-side efforts to reduce carbon footprint, says an executive. The good news is that the technology to do so already exists.
China’s coal producers are under constant scrutiny over accidents, often caused by lax safety standards and poor enforcement.
Xi Jinping spoke in favour of the continued presence of the state in strategic economic sectors, bolstering national security goals but likely crowding out private entities.
The priorities and needs of countries in the global south should take precedence in efforts to reach net-zero targets by 2050, according to Saudi Aramco. Some 98 per cent of new consumers will emerge from there, CEO Nasser says.
First provincial-level high-quality development plan from China’s State Council for the Inner Mongolia autonomous region focuses on ecology, energy, strategic minerals and border security.
Revealing agreement on closer climate cooperation, Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson urges China to commit to global pledges to cut methane emissions and triple renewable energy capacity by 2030.
Visiting the Zhegu Wind Farm in Tibet could literally take your breath away at well over three miles above sea level, and Beijing sees it as an ideal place for a power play in its energy-security push.
CNOOC Group, Sinopec Group and CNPC were added to the Ukrainian government’s register, which Kyiv claims is used by banks and insurance companies for risk assessments.
Home-grown Haijing system seeks out offshore oil reserves and can detect ocean earthquakes, state broadcaster says.
The complex, officially known as CRAFT, will feature doughnut-shaped vacuum chamber and massive superconducting magnet for fusion experiments, according to Xinhua report.
Energy-saving situation ‘very serious’ for Hubei, Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai, which are failing to keep up with goals under 14th five-year plan, National Development and Reform Commission says.
Most new projects are in areas that do not lack generating capacity, says report from Global Energy Monitor and Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air.
Geology within Tarim Basin in northwestern China has limited traditional techniques but intelligent tech guides drill to hit best extraction points.
China’s carbon dioxide emissions are seeing a rebound this year, as transport services are resumed and power demand rises due to heatwaves.
New machine exploits ultra-thin coal beds – a major advantage as China turns to harder-to-mine deposits.
On trip to resource-rich Sichuan province, Xi urges cadres to strengthen crop and tech security.
A final statement after the meeting in Goa did not even mention coal, a key energy source for both India and China.
Exploration of the challenging Shendi Chuanke-1 Well in the Sichuan Basin is part of Deep Earth project.
Extreme heat, floods and droughts are creating problems for the global economy, especially for trade, agriculture and energy, as the debate over climate change rumbles on.
Foreign policy chief Wang Yi says Beijing and Hanoi should ‘pay more attention’ to mutual benefits during a meeting with Vietnamese foreign minister.
Beijing’s energy-security plans seen signalling a shift away from a decarbonisation approach now considered too radical and partly to blame for China’s power shortages in recent years.
China scored 65 out of 100 in an assessment of countries’ preparedness to expand production of key minerals such as lithium, copper and graphite carried out by clean energy and commodity markets researcher BloombergNEF. That compares with Australia’s 92 and Canada’s 73.
Huge processing vessel undocks as a chorus of calls and suggestions flag energy security pitfalls and seek action from Beijing at a time of internal and external uncertainties.
Kela plant in Sichuan is part of a huge renewable production base planned by the Chinese government to generate clean energy for 100 million households.
Having more of the supply chain in your country creates jobs and tax revenue but capital, legal certainty and technical talent are needed, says analyst.
China is unlikely to see large-scale power shortages this summer even with heatwaves driving up demand for cooling and more frequent droughts threatening the country’s hydropower output, analysts said.