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Big four: global momentum

  2024-03-13 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

How the ‘Big Four’ emitters – China, US, India and the EU – could play their part in bending the global emissions curve to point downwards.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation | European Union | India | USA | China

China Suspected of Underreporting Emissions, with Japanese Satellite Finding More CO2

  2023-12-08 in The Japan News

DUBAI — China is suspected of underreporting carbon dioxide emissions in the country, according to an analysis by the Environment Ministry of satellite data. The ministry has compiled a report that says the annual rise in CO2 concentrations is about 1.5 to three times higher than estimates based on emission sources and other data from China. It concludes that the data from China is likely inaccurate.

  Tagged under: Climate Data | China

Inside China's Experiment to Save a Melting Glacier - Bloomberg

  2023-07-08 (or before) in Bloomberg

The experiment in the Tibetan Plateau could help preserve thousands of jobs, though it’s a temporary solution as global temperatures continue to rise.

  Tagged under: China | Glaciers

Climate effects of China's efforts to improve its air quality - IOPscience

  2023-06-25 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: China | Air Pollution | Air Quality

Chinese rice farming trials cut methane emissions

  2023-03-10 (or before) in China Dialogue | China environment and climate news

Techniques that use less water, produce more rice and emit less methane are gaining traction in China

  Tagged under: Farming | China | Methane

Sodium-ion battery gets world-first certification, in new boost for cheaper storage

  2023-03-09 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

China storage company becomes world’s first to get certification of international safety standards of its sodium ion battery.

  Tagged under: Batteries | China

China now has enough wind and solar to power every home

  2023-02-17 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

China installed 125GW of new wind and solar capacity in 2022, and now generates enough wind and solar to meet demands of every home, but not industry.

  Tagged under: China | Solar Energy | Wind Power

Shrinking glaciers threaten Chinese and Indian energy transitions

  2023-01-16 (or before) in The Third Pole - Understanding Water, Climate and Nature in Asia

The worsening condition of the Parlung No. 4 glacier is causing concern over water supply, flood risk and the viability of hydropower

  Tagged under: China

In Graphic Detail: The Polar Silk Route | Hakai Magazine

  2022-12-25 (or before) by in Hakai Magazine

China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative aims to link much of the world through road, rail, and maritime networks, including ice-free routes through the Arctic.

  Tagged under: China | Arctic | Trains

China unveils ultra-deepwater drillship

  2022-12-23 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

China has unveiled a new generation of ultra-deep water drilling ships that put natural resources at the bottom of the world’s deepest oceans within Beijing’s

  Tagged under: Oceans | China

China blowing hot on compressed air energy storage

  2022-11-10 (or before) in

For decades, global scientists have searched for low-cost methods to store excess electricity generated during non-peak hours for use during peak times. Yet both of the two most commonly used metho…

  Tagged under: China | Electricity

China taking ‘aggressive’ steps to gut Canada’s democracy, warns Trudeau

  2022-11-07 in The Guardian

The prime minister’s comments come after a news report that Beijing had funded a ‘clandestine network’ of candidates in 2019

  Tagged under: China

🌏 Climate tech with Chinese characteristics

  2022-10-21 in Climate Tech VC

China is - and must be - part of the climate solution with Alex Li

  Tagged under: China

China now has 30 CSP projects with thermal energy storage underway - SolarPACES

  2022-10-08 by in SolarPACES - International CSP research

Email from CSP Focus China 2022, Nov 2&3 in Beijing The development of CSP is entering into a fast track in 2022 here in China.  Within the Multi-Energy RE complexes combining with PV and/or Wind, CSP is playing a role as stabilizer and regulator, easing the power fluctuation and curtailment of PV and Wind, through […]

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | China

Persistent drought, heat wave continue to smother South China in October; scope of affected area rare case on record - Global Times

  2022-10-03 (or before) by in Global Times

With heat waves continuing to engulf most areas of South China at the beginning of October with some places still record temperature more than 40 C, which break the historical record of same period in previous years, northern and middle parts of China look likely set for a cold snap, followed by a drastic drop in temperature overnight.

  Tagged under: Drought | China | Rivers

Climate change has come for the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter

  2022-09-29 by in Vox

China’s catastrophic summer shows its climate adaptation plans still have a long way to go.

  Tagged under: China | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change

The Supply Chain to Beat Climate Change Is Already Being Built

  2022-09-08 (or before) in Bloomberg

Look at the numbers. The huge increases in fossil fuel prices this year hide the fact that the solar industry is winning the energy transition.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | China | Climate Change

China reports ‘most severe’ heatwave and third driest summer on record

  2022-09-07 in The Guardian

Average temperature in August was 1.2C higher than norm, which caused widespread drought

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Heatwaves | Drought | China

Dugong: Animal that inspired mermaid tales extinct in China - BBC News

  2022-08-24 (or before) in The BBC

The dugong, a relative of the fabled manatee, has been declared functionally extinct in the region.

  Tagged under: China

Saudi Arabia’s EV Battery Bets Are a Warning

  2022-08-24 (or before) in Bloomberg

Apart from China, no country has managed to achieve manufacturing scale. That may be about to change.

  Tagged under: Batteries | China | Saudi Arabia

China's worst heatwave in 60 years is forcing factories to close | CNN Business

  2022-08-16 by in CNN

China's Sichuan province has ordered all factories to shut down for six days to ease a power shortage in the region as a scorching heat wave sweeps across the country.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | China

Myth buster: China and India’s carbon emissions | Friends of the Earth

  2022-07-18 (or before) in Friends of the Earth

We’ve heard it before, “have you seen the emission figures? Look at China and India, it’s all their fault!”. This is a myth that we’ll debunk by addressing some popular beliefs surrounding global emissions.

  Tagged under: China

Green Energy’s Dirty Secret: Its Hunger for African Resources

  2022-07-04 (or before) by in Foreign Policy - the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

The scramble for battery metals threatens to replicate one of the most destructive dynamics in global economic history.

  Tagged under: Batteries | Congo | China | Minerals | Africa | Colonialism

Summer swelter: Persistent heat wave breaks records, spirits

  2022-06-24 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

From the normally chilly Russian Arctic to the traditionally sweltering American South, big swaths of the Northern Hemisphere continued to sizzle with extreme heat as the start of summer more resembled the dog days of August with parts of China and Japan setting all-time heat records Friday.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | China | Arctic | Russia | Japan

China official says wheat crop may be ‘worst in history’

  2022-06-06 (or before) in | World Grain

Heavy rainfall during planting has reduced acreage by one-third.

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | China

China 'trumps' the west by pledging larger share of IMF relief to African nations

  2021-12-01 in Climate Home News

President Xi Jinping promised to share around a quarter of China's pandemic recovery boost with Africa, more than European and American countries

  Tagged under: China | Africa

How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy

  2021-11-21 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Congo | China | Greenhouse Gases | Cobalt | Barack Obama | US Politics

China's new climate plan promises to peak CO2 emissions before 2030

  2021-10-29 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: China | COP26 | Climate Change

China’s new climate plan falls short of Cop26 global heating goal, experts say

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

World’s biggest carbon emitter makes little advance on targets set out in 2015 in announcement days before vital UN talks

  Tagged under: China | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases

Nature-based solutions in action: Lessons from the frontline

  2021-08-25 (or before) in Bond

From a farmers’ seed network in China that supports agroecology by conserving traditional seeds, to large-scale watershed management in glacial mountain ecosystems in Peru, this report highlights successful nature-based solutions.

  Tagged under: Farming | China | Water Resources

Heat, Floods, Fires: Jet Stream Is Key Link in Climate Disasters

  2021-07-25 (or before) in Bloomberg

Deadly weather as far apart as China, Germany and the U.S. reveal the devastating impact of a swinging jet stream.

  Tagged under: China | Germany | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts

Extreme rainfall in China: over 25 inches falls in 24 hours, leaving 33 dead » Yale Climate Connections

  2021-07-22 in Yale Climate Connections

Zhengzhou received more than a year’s worth of rain on July 20.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | China

Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

  2021-07-21 in The Guardian

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trains

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | China | Greenhouse Gases | Rivers | Greenpeace | Trains

Hundreds of fishing fleets that go ‘dark’ suspected of illegal hunting, study finds

  2021-06-02 in The Guardian

Vessels primarily from China switch off their tracking beacons to evade detection while they engage in possible illegal fishing

  Tagged under: Argentina | China | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Wildlife

‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour

  2021-05-17 in The Guardian

Controversial deal with China would be disastrous for fishing and protected rainforest, say opponents

  Tagged under: China | Rainforests | Africa | Fish

The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?

  2021-04-16 in The Guardian

China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority

  Tagged under: China | Greenhouse Gases | Minerals | Electric Cars | Cars

Turning the Supertanker

  2021-04-15 (or before) in TransitionZero

Powering Chinas coal to clean transition with actionable analytics

  Tagged under: China | Coal

Q&A: What does China’s 14th ‘five year plan’ mean for climate change? - Carbon Brief

  2021-03-12 in Carbon Brief

In short, the five year plan’s outline sets a 18% reduction target for “CO2 intensity” and 13.5% target for “energy intensity” from 2021 to 2025.

  Tagged under: China | Climate Change

China biodegradable plastics 'failing to solve pollution crisis' - BBC News

  2020-12-27 (or before) in The BBC

China's increase in biodegradables is outpacing its ability to degrade plastic, warns Greenpeace.

  Tagged under: China | Greenpeace

China is scaling up its weather modification programme – here's why we should be worried | Arwa Mahdawi

  2020-12-15 in The Guardian

Beijing is aiming to control rain and snow across half the country. But it is the reason it wants to do this that is really frightening, says Arwa Mahdawi

  Tagged under: China

Microplastic pollution devastating soil species, study finds

  2020-09-01 in The Guardian

Researchers in China saw big reductions in organisms that play a crucial role in recycling carbon and nitrogen

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | China

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

  2020-07-28 in The Guardian

The fleet, found just outside a protected zone, raises the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystem

  Tagged under: China | Fish

China must reject coal power in its post-COVID-19 stimulus

  2020-03-18 (or before) in The World Economic Forum

When China jump-starts its economy after containing the coronavirus, it must do so without deploying capital into stranded coal power investments. Here's why.

  Tagged under: China | Coal

From loo roll to dumplings: Hong Kong protesters weaponise purchasing power

  2020-01-23 by Verna Yu in The Guardian

The ‘yellow economic circle’ movement aims to promote locally owned businesses – and shun Chinese ones

  Tagged under: China | Activism | Economics

Whitehall needs more scientists to compete with China: chief adviser

  2020-01-12 in The Guardian

Sir Patrick Vallance says: ’Science impacts every part of our lives, so scientists should be there at the table, all the time’

  Tagged under: China

China Set for Massive Coal Expansion in Threat to Climate Goals

  2019-11-23 (or before) in Bloomberg

China has enough coal-fired power plants in the pipeline to match the entire capacity of the European Union, driving the expansion in global coal power and confounding the movement against the polluting fossil fuel, according to a report.

  Tagged under: China | Coal | Climate Change

EU, China agree to work together on clean energy

  2019-04-10 in Climate Home News

After a Brussels summit dominated by trade tensions, the two major powers presented a united front on climate change and clean energy

  Tagged under: China | Climate Change | European Union

Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds

  2018-11-16 by Jonathan Watts in The Guardian

Ranking of countries’ goals shows even EU on course for more than double safe level of warming

  Tagged under: China | Canada | Russia | Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

Fusion breakthrough as China's "artificial sun" reaches 100 million degrees

  2018-11-15 in New Atlas

The day of clean, limitless energy from nuclear fusion has taken another step closer after China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reached a core plasma temperature of over 100 million degrees Celsius (180 million degrees Fahrenheit).

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | China | Nuclear Fusion

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