Both countries may have recommitted to the fight against global warming, but there is a long way to go yet.
Targeting more renewable energy without limiting fossil fuel production is likely to slow the clean energy transition, a goal that many of the biggest fossil fuel producers are eyeing.
Readers discuss the upcoming review of the agreements that regulate electricity supply in Hong Kong, the relaxation of visa requirements to China, the merits of having an integrated health app, and the aborted taxi driver strike.
CLP Power says it will budget HK$70 million to support low-income families in 2024 while HK Electric has earmarked HK$55 million for initiatives.
Big oil and gas companies in China and elsewhere are using low-quality carbon offsets to ‘greenwash’ their imports of natural gas while failing to make strong emissions cutting commitments, Greenpeace says.
China, a major biofuel exporter, can do more to fight climate change by using low-carbon fuel in Chinese ocean-going vessels instead of exporting it, according to Holland-based 123Carbon.
Construction of the Power of Siberia 2 natural gas pipeline is likely to be slower than expected despite the ‘no limit’ strategic partnership between Beijing and Moscow.
The supertanker Olympic Trophy, chartered for US$13 million, is expected to load in early December, according to a source and ship tracking data on Kpler.
Overseas renewable power projects are expected to become a growing focus of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Belt and Road Initiative), as the country pledges to put an end to developing new coal power projects abroad, a report from consultancy Wood Mackenzie said.
Science journal Nature has retracted a paper by a team of US scientists which claimed to have created a room-temperature superconducting material.
The facility had sought to keep services open with cooking oil-fed generators and the service of volunteers, who sometimes worked in “total darkness” through the “terror of Israeli bombs”.
US Congress approval is needed for the pact, which will allow a peaceful transfer of nuclear material, equipment and information.
The provisional political agreement requires energy companies to regularly check infrastructure including wells and pipelines for leaks of methane.
Global listed firms will by April 2026 exceed an emissions limit that would restrain warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, MSCI says. That date is three months earlier than MSCI projected in July.
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is still ‘technically feasible’, but this requires ‘urgent course correction’, the State of Climate Action report says.
Greater private-public collaboration will be necessary if innovations in low-carbon and recycled building materials are to be implemented for decarbonising Hong Kong’s buildings, according to speakers at a sustainability forum.
China is expected to add 290GW in renewable energy capacity in 2023, nearly double what it added last year, according to a new report
A joint investigation by The Washington Post newspaper and German outlet Der Spiegel singles out Roman Chervinsky, a 48-year-old who served in Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces.
Floating solar is becoming more popular as a clean energy solution for countries with a lack of land, or where onshore developments face opposition.
Hong Kong property firms ESR Group and Chinachem have secured the city’s first green loan for the logistics sector, worth HK$8.8 billion, for the development of a cold storage facility in Kwai Chung with a range of sustainable design features.
Report by Climate Central found burning fossil fuels that release planet-warming gases and other human activities caused the unnatural warming from November 2022 to October 2023.
China’s actions on coal, oil and gas are key to ‘keeping the 1.5 degrees target alive’, as report finds governments are on track to produce more than twice the fossil fuels in 2030 than needed to achieve that goal.
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.
Following a week of deadly clashes between garment workers and police over pay, the government announced a 56.25 per cent wage hike starting on December 1 – the first increase in five years.
Hong Kong-based GRST has been named one of five winners of this year’s Earthshot Prize. The eco-friendly lithium battery technology start-up was the winner in the ‘Clean Our Air’ category.
The PM and others have been embroiled in an investigation over the awarding of energy-related contracts.
Global demand for lithium is likely to more than triple by 2030, but world capacity could struggle to keep up, with shortages forecast as soon as 2025.