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Tariffs and Trade

Major Power Transmission Line to Complete Early
December 17 | Solar / Wind Energy | Market

A power transmission line connecting Xinjiang with other areas in northwest China will be completed in June next year, three months ahead of schedule. Upon its the completion, the line will carry wind and solar-generated electricity in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, Hami, Xinjiang province, and Qaidam Basin in Qinghai Province to the rest of the country. Read more...

UNEP Chief Hails "Beautiful China" Concept
December 15 | All Sub-sectors | Market

China's determination to build a harmonious society and a "beautiful China" indicates the leadership's rethinking of the relationship between the economy and the environment, according to UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. Over the last 20 years, China has shown that it is able to arrest the trend of securing economic development at the expense of the environment, the UNEP chief said. Read more...

China Doubles Solar Subsidies
December 12 | Solar Energy | Finance

China has added a further $1.1 billion in subsidies to its solar power sector, more than doubling its support this year, Xinhua reported on Wednesday, sending shares of Chinese solar power companies up sharply in U.S. trading. Read more...

China Gas Holdings, Fortune Oil in $400 mil Gas Business Merger
December 17 | Cleaner Oil | Market

 

China Gas Holdings has formed an alliance with UK-listed Fortune Oil that would merge their natural gas business units in China, Fortune said in a filing to the London Stock Exchange Monday. "This transaction allows Fortune Oil to create one of the largest natural gas operators in China ... We believe there are synergistic benefits from combining the two companies," said Fortune's CEO Tee Kiam Poon. Read more...


 

 

The US Solar Trade Case Against China, and Chinese Solar Industry Development

August 8 | Renewable Energy | Trade

In this Content Package you’ll find a balanced, fact-based discussion of the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy trade case against China's solar manufacturers; an exploration of how China’s solar industry has grown so big so fast; and a thorough analysis of what might be the consequences – many of them likely unintended – of likely outcomes of this US-China trade case. We trust you will come away with a new sense of how the solar industry got to where it is and where we should go from here – a path that mutually benefits us all. Read more...

Concentrated Solar Power: one of most promising large-scale renewable energy technologies in South Africa

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) on its own is probably the most promising of large-scale renewable energy technologies in South Africa, says Kadri Nassiep, CEO of the South African National Energy Development Institute. 

With the reduction in coal consumption there is the added benefit of reducing overall plant costs due to shared components. The use of CSP extends to other aspects of electricity production including supporting the cooling cycle of the water used in power production. Read more...

U.S. Hopeful on APEC Green Goods Pact, Despite China Dispute

August 1 | Renewable Energy | Policy

The United States is optimistic it can strike a deal with China and other Asia-Pacific countries to cut tariffs on green technology goods despite frictions with Beijing over the burgeoning trade in renewable energy products, a top U.S. trade official said on Tuesday. (Reuters) Read more...

Investors unmoved by jump in China solar target

July 5 | Renewable Energy | Finance

China is to increase its 2015 target for solar power generating capacity to 21GW, but investors and analysts were unimpressed, as they already expect installations to far exceed that target.(Environmental Finance) Read more...