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China builds a road so smart it will change the face of driving

16 Apr 18 - The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers as the nation tests an “intelligent highway” that could speed the...

China makes a huge new green ministry

11 Apr 18 - China’s newly created mega-department, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, has absorbed the functions of many ministries and will boast a staff of about 500.

China has the boldest renewable energy plan

10 Apr 18 - The boldest plan to achieve the targets set by the 2015 Paris climate agreement comes from China.

US asks China to reconsider ban on foreign waste

28 Mar 18 - The US has requested China end its recent ban on receiving garbage from foreign countries, something it says is causing turmoil in the global market.

China could become a leader in green finance

27 Feb 18 - Experts gathered in London have argued over whether China could dominate the green financing market in years to come.

Has China's growth shaken free of carbon?

14 Feb 18 - The annual debate over whether China has peaked its greenhouse gas emissions faces a watershed moment.

How will China’s new carbon trading scheme work?

31 Jan 18 - China last month announced the initial details of its much- anticipated emissions trading scheme, following several years of regional pilot projects.

Why China wants to rule green-energy markets

23 Jan 18 - As other major powers find themselves in climate denial or atrophy, China might well boost its power and status by becoming the global energy leader of tomorrow.

Why coal city switched all 8000 taxis to electric

22 Jan 18 - Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province in China, replaced 8000 petrol-powered taxis with electric vehicles in a single year.

Belt-and-road countries could top China’s emissions

14 Dec 17 - China is seeking to clean up its overseas investments and is calling for international support.

China’s footprint threatens to trample the natural world

7 Dec 17 - Many observers of China’s escalating global programme of foreign investment and infrastructure development are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best.

Can China actually lead on climate change?

30 Nov 17 - China is in the driving seat when it comes to international co-operation on climate, said President Xi Jinping at a major political meeting in Beijing ahead of the climate talks in Bonn.

China reverses flow of carbon emissions

28 Nov 17 - The flow of China’s carbon emissions has reversed, according to new research led by scientists at the University of East Anglia.

China likely to hit peak emissions around 2030

24 Nov 17 - China’s carbon emissions will probably peak on or before 2030, a new survey has found.

Is China the leader UN climate talks need?

3 Nov 17 - china is more assertive than ever about its climate leadership ambitions, as 195 countries head to Bonn for the annual UN summit.

Pollution getting in the way of China's solar goals

26 Oct 17 - Although China is increasing its solar energy supply, air pollution is blocking sunlight and reducing energy output, according to a new study.

No China, so what happens now to world’s recycling?

24 Oct 17 - In the wake of China's announcement earlier this year that it would cut imports of the world's waste there are concerns that much of the lower grade materials will have nowhere else to go.

China takes aim at high-end solar market

15 Sep 17 - China is looking to dominate the high-end of the global solar power market.

China readies for ethanol fuels binge

14 Sep 17 - China’s bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within three years will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, and likely spur billions of dollars in investment in ethanol...

China’s sponge cities aim to re-use 70% of rainwater

12 Sep 17 - China’s "sponge city" initiative has an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80 per cent of urban areas should absorb and re-use at least 70 per cent of rainwater.

11 Sep 17  China to ban sale of fossil-fuel cars

1 Sep 17  China smashes solar power target ... by three years

16 Aug 17  China readies world's largest carbon-trading market

25 Jul 17  China to ban import of foreign waste

24 Jul 17  Volvo e-car push reflects China’s leadership ambition

14 Jul 17  China signed big coal deal days before G20 pledge

12 Jul 17  Diplomats assess China’s climate leadership promise

12 Jul 17  ON YER BIKE: China launches smog-eating bicycles

28 Jun 17  Praising China’s carbon market shows how low the bar has fallen

28 Jun 17  Six million in China just went 100% renewable for a week

13 Jun 17  China's clean energy ambition floats on abandoned coal mine

12 Jun 17  China carbon market might launch early

17 May 17  China promises green investment strategy

11 May 17  China busy planning ahead for life after coal

8 May 17  GET LOST: Beijing pulls 180,000 polluting vehicles

5 May 17  China wants fish, so Africa goes hungry

21 Apr 17  China gets tough on shipping emissions

11 Apr 17  HIGH TIDE: Rising waters threaten China’s rising cities


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