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China to Achieve 500 GW of Renewable Power by 2020

December 7, 2010 / No Comments

China is all set to hit a total of 500 Gigawatts of renewable energy on the grid by 2020. Estimated increment in the sector of wind power is 150 GW in the place of current 25 GW, electric power would come from adding 100 GW to make 300 GW of hydro power, adding 125 GW to have 150 GW of ...

China’s Green Expo Holds a Lot of Promise

November 25, 2010 / No Comments

The China International Green Industry Expo has just begun in Beijing. The Expo will have an array of innovative eco-friendly technologies and concepts, ranging from products for every day practical use to technical products.

China’s Shenzen Aims at 35,000 EVs On the Streets in 3 Years

November 15, 2010 / No Comments

China is clearly committed to the green revolution. After a myriad new plans and schemes covering renewable energy generation, environmental transportation and such have been implemented and announced, the momentum doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

China Emerges Surprise Leader in Clean Energy; Says Study

October 20, 2010 / No Comments

China has emerged as a surprise leader in clean energy efforts, despite being the world's top polluter, according to the Vivid Economics report, a study released on Tuesday. China has been ranked second position next to Britain in the value of its incentives to cut pollution from electricity generation.

China To Pump Hundreds Of Billions Into Clean Energy Development

July 21, 2010 / No Comments

China is reportedly budgeting almost $738 billion into clean energy development projects and into deployment. Set to be carried out over the span of the next ten years, China seems to have taken note of the fact that relying on fossil fuels is not the way to go riding into the future as a leader nation. With per capita emissions ...

Green Crusader Wu Lihong On A Mission To Make Lake Tai Pristine Again

July 14, 2010 / No Comments

Wu Lihong, a former factory salesman, is on a crusade to save Lake Tai – China’s third largest freshwater lake – once considered an ecological treasure.  With the boom in Chinese economy, authorities in the province of Jiangsu, east China, welcomed the industrialization that was happening around the lake. Twenty years later, the once proud water body is a teeming ...

Chinese Make Christmas Tree From 1000 Beer Bottles

December 21, 2009 / 2 Comments

The huge Christmas tree in Shanghai, China, has a green look but that's only because it has been built out of Heineken beer bottles that have lent their hue to the tree so well. The huge tree has been created out of a thousand beer bottles, and we guess it would love to be a part of the celebration, as ...

Chinese Hakka Houses Show a History of Self-Sustainable Community Living

November 13, 2009 / No Comments

The Hakka Houses, were created by the Hakka people in China, mainly during the 17th century. These houses are mostly circular, and sometimes square in shape and they functioned as self-sustaining micro-communities. Built as a way to defend their local resources, these houses in the modern Fujian province of China had food storage, space for livestock, living quarters, temples, armories; ...

Dust Cloud from China Circles the Globe More Than Once

July 29, 2009 / No Comments

Clouds caused by a colossal dust storm in Taklimakan desert in China in 2007 completed more than one full circle around the globe in 13 days.  The dust cloud – measuring about 1.9 miles vertically and about 1,242 miles horizontally – was formed in Xinjiang, in north-western China. Interestingly, the cloud remained in that formation all through its journey around ...

Climate Change Bill: Business Groups in US Warns of ‘Green Trade War’

July 29, 2009 / No Comments

Major business groups in the United States have warned US Congress that it will trigger what may be called a “green trade war” if Congress passes a climate change bill which “threatens” other countries with taxes on energy-intensive goods. In a letter to US Senate leaders, the National Foreign Trade Council, the United States Chamber of Commerce and two other groups ...