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After 1,700% Asset Growth, China Poised to Lead ESG Push in Asia

China is set to post the fastest growth in Asia for environmental, social and governance investments after the country boosted exchange-traded fund assets 18-fold in the past two years, according to estimates from Bloomberg Intelligence. China’s push for renewable energy and electric vehicles will spark more fund flows into ESG-related ETFs, contributing to a 20% […]

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020, but continues to builds thermal plants

300MW tidal flat solar project takes shape in China

The first tranches of a 300MW utility-scale solar project built on a coastal tidal flat in China have been connected to the grid. The project, contracted by the 12th Bureau of Hydropower in China, is believed to be the world’s largest solar installation to be built on a tidal flat, spanning more than 4,500 acres. […]

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020, but continues to builds thermal plants

The Great Reset: 7 Environment and Sustainability Stories to Watch in 2021

2020 upended life as we know it. The coronavirus killed almost 2 million people and counting, while roughly 100 million people fell into extreme poverty. The world entered its worst recession since the second world war. Deep-rooted racial and economic injustices were exposed, while the  impacts of the pandemic itself fell disproportionately on communities of color. And these crises […]

The Economics and Technical Considerations of Solar + Storage

Hyundai to build China factory as part of hydrogen vehicles push

Carmaker’s plan highlights how South Korean groups are expanding in country despite pressure from US Hyundai Motor is to build its first overseas hydrogen fuel cell factory in China as the South Korean carmaker strengthens its foothold in a fast-growing market for vehicles powered by the energy source. The plan, announced on Friday, comes as […]

World’s biggest offshore wind producer moves into hydrogen

Sales of electric vehicles surge in China

Sales of new energy vehicles — including all-electric and hybrids — grew 10.9 percent from a year ago to 1.37 million vehicles in 2020, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Beijing : Sales of electric vehicles in China rose 10 percent last year, data showed Wednesday, amid a post-pandemic economic recovery and a push […]

Nitin Gadkari: Vehicle scrappage policy likely to be approved soon

China’s Geely, Baidu announce electric car ventures

Beijing: Chinese automaker Geely says it will form an electric car venture with tech giant Baidu, adding to a flurry of corporate tie-ups in the industry to share soaring technology development costs. Geely Holding Group, which also has separate electric car brands, said Monday the venture with Baidu.com Inc. would focus on intelligent and connected […]

Nitin Gadkari: Vehicle scrappage policy likely to be approved soon

Will China do for Hydrogen what it did for solar power?

China has already accelerated the adoption of solar power around the world, and now there is hope that it could do the same for hydrogen. Already the world’s largest producer of hydrogen power, much of this production is tied to fossil fuels, raising the question of whether China can ever fully embrace green hydrogen. While […]

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020, but continues to builds thermal plants

CHINA ROUND-UP: Solar manufacturing capacity announcements continue from SMSL members

A round-up of the latest solar manufacturing capacity announcements in China continued unabated during the festive season, leading up to the beginning of 2021. JA Solar: 20GW large-area wafer plant expansion ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar finished 2020 by revealing plans to build a 20GW ingot and wafering plant in in Baotou […]

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020, but continues to builds thermal plants

China out front in global race to eliminate CO2 emissions

TOKYO/GUANGZHOU : The global race to decarbonize is underway. And China has already taken the lead. The trend to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions will be the “fourth revolution” after ones in agriculture, industry and information, which all have turned the wheels of human history. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has pledged that Japan will reduce its […]

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020, but continues to builds thermal plants