Grassroots Organizations Will Help China Move Away From CoalHuffington PostPresident Obama's new carbon rule elicited a seemingly strong reaction from China: a pledge to institute a national carbon cap by 2016. But does China's pledge have teeth? We argue yes, but only if grassroots organizations and citizens put increasing ...and more »
New York Times (blog)A Reassuring American Presence Joins Talks on Climate Change With ChinaNew York Times (blog)Still, fears of social unrest over pollution will force the Chinese government to find ways to use more natural gas in place of coal, Ms. Yang said, and the joint American-Chinese study is a promising step forward. Air Pollution, China, Coal, Ener […]
Chinese Government Fleet To Buy 30% EVs And HybridsCleanTechnicaChinese government bodies will become one of the largest consumers of hybrid and electric cars following a government order that requires that at least 30% of all new vehicles purchased by government agencies be electric, hybrid or plug-in vehicles.and more »
Coca-Cola pays expats to breathe China's airThe Japan TimesSHANGHAI – How much should a person be compensated to breathe China's polluted air? If you're an expatriate employee of Coca-Cola, the answer is a 15 percent bonus, according to a report last week in the Australian Financial Review. (Local Chinese ...and more »
Hydrogen Fuel NewsChinese government launches new clean transportation mandateHydrogen Fuel NewsThe Chinese government has issued a new mandate that may help the country win its fight against carbon emissions and embrace clean transportation. China's largest cities have been fighting air pollution for some time now, but little has been done to ...
Hydrogen Fuel NewsAlternative energy partnership formed in ChinaHydrogen Fuel NewsAlternative energy is becoming increasingly important in China, and IBM and the Beijing Municipal Government are collaborating to deal with energy optimization for local industries, air pollution issues and to improve renewable energy forecasting ...and more »
International Business TimesChina To Require Low-Sulfur Coal Use Beginning Aug 1International Business TimesChina is set to implement strict controls on airborne sulfur next month to cut air pollution, China Daily reported. The controls requiring the use of low-sulfur coal take effect Aug. 1, the official Xinhua news agency said. Air quality is a growing ... […]
Hydrogen Fuel NewsChina is growing more ambitious with renewable energyHydrogen Fuel NewsChina has established itself as a leader in renewable energy, especially when it comes to investments, but the county is not willing to fall into complacency when it comes to sustainability. The Chinese government is ready to push for more success in ...
Center For American ProgressPrimer on Beijing's Slice-and-Dice Approach to Energy and Climate ReformCenter For American ProgressThe new leadership team headed by President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang has an entirely new dimension of this problem to deal with: mounting citizen discontent over urban air pollution. China suffered a wave of air-pollut […]
Guardian Liberty VoiceBroccoli Sprouts Facilitate Detoxification From Inhaled Air PollutantsGuardian Liberty VoiceAs the world's largest emitter of anthropogenic air pollution, China is quite concerned about the deleterious health effects air pollution has on its people. Even more specifically, the Yangtze River delta region is the fastest growing econo […]