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Australia-China Biofuel Project Set to Boost Renewable Energy SectorPost date: 2017-11-21

SYDNEY, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- A renewable energy project supported by partners from the Australian and Chinese public and private sectors promises "groundbreaking" technology to produce ethanol biofuel using non-food waste plant matter left over from crops and forestry.The......

China Draws up Draft Law on Resource TaxPost date: 2017-11-20

BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- China has formulated a draft law on resource tax in a bid to conserve natural resources and protect the environment.The draft law was released Monday by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the State Administration of Taxation for public comment......

China's First National Portable Emissions Testing Standard for Heavy-Duty VehiclesPost date: 2017-11-15

In September 2017, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the first national standard for portable emission measurement system (PEMS) testing of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The regulation is a supplement to all existing requirements under the China V standar......

Performance Tracking of China’s Climate ActionsPost date: 2017-11-15

In 2017, World Resources Institute officially launched an open data platform, Performance Tracking of China’s Climate Actions 1.0, to track the progress of national goals on mitigating climate change. The platform tracks and updates data in a timely manner, in order to i......

More Chinese Regions Move toward Cleaner Winter HeatingPost date: 2017-11-14

ZHENGZHOU, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Yang Zhongqi from Niecun Village in the city of Anyang bid farewell to coal-fired heating last year at a cost of 2,710 yuan (about 408 U.S. dollars): 1,410 yuan for a gas heater and 1,300 yuan for gas.The government offered him nearly 2,000......

China Revises Loan Policies to Encourage Green Car PurchasesPost date: 2017-11-09

BEIJING - China Wednesday announced new loan policies for car purchases, allowing buyers of new energy vehicles (NEVs) to borrow a larger portion of the purchase price.Starting in 2018, NEV buyers can borrow up to 85 percent of the cost from banks, according to the Peopl......

China’s Power Sector and Air Quality Reforms: Global Lessons on Getting Institutional Responsibilities RightPost date: 2017-11-07

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan includes goals to establish electricity markets and deepen progress toward improving air quality. But achieving the plan’s energy and environmental targets could result in unintended consequences, including increased pollution, shifting pollu......

UN Climate Talks Open in Bonn with Call to Uphold Paris Agreement PathPost date: 2017-11-07

BONN - The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off here on Monday with a call to adhere to the path of Paris Climate Change Agreement.The COP 23 is tasked with mapping out a guideline for the im......

Air Pollution Causes Millions of Cases of Kidney Disease Each Year: A New StudyPost date: 2017-11-05

The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to air pollution has reached more than 10 million each year, a new study revealed.The study was presented by the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2017 October 31-November 5 in New Orleans, Louisiana.T......

EF China to Select Role Model from Firms Leading Climate FightPost date: 2017-11-01

Energy Foundation China, or EF China, has started its initiative Climate Leader Plants on Tuesday to select role model from enterprises in cutting emission and saving energy.The non-profit organization was formed under partnership of foundations including The Pew Charita......