Suntech Power to make 4 big solar-power plants in China

July 16, 2009 / 4 Comments

China-based Suntech Power Holdings – the world’s biggest manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules that convert light energy into electricity – has signed agreements to develop 4 solar-power plants in China. Suntech Power Holdings Company Limited says it has signed pacts with the governments of Shaanxi province and Qinghai province as well as the city governments of Shizuishan and Panzhihua ...

China Earthquake Destroys 10,000 Homes

July 9, 2009 / No Comments

In China, more than 10,000 homes have been destroyed as a result of an earthquake that struck in southwest China. The quake left more than 300 people injured when it hit Yunnan province in southwest China Thursday evening. The quake was a 6.0-magnitude according to Xinhua. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a figure of 5.7.

‘Three Gorges of the Land’ to Churn 40GW Despite Being Wind Powered

July 7, 2009 / No Comments

It is not often that we come across wind powered electricity generation projects that have the capacity of producing 40GW. Surreal as it may sound, but the 'Three Gorges of the Land' project being constructed outside the northwestern city of Jiuquan in Gansu Province is capable of achieving such high standards. The achievement will be phased in however, as only 5GW ...

India Warns the Developed World Against Green Protectionism

March 25, 2009 / No Comments

As the Kyoto agreement runs out in 2012, the world is getting together to make sure that they have another international treaty in place by then, to address the deteriorating environmental issues and to ensure that each nation has a certain emission cut targets set for it. Image by lingaraj However, developing heavyweights like India, China and Brazil, seem to have taken ...

Solar Panel Competion Heating Up in Japan

February 27, 2009 / 1 Comment

With Tokyo expected to make buying surplus solar power at double the cost a requirement demand for solar panels is expected to climb in Japan. Image by richardmasoner Sharp Corp. and Kyocera Corp. are Japan's biggest solar cell manufacturers. However, Chinese, Taiwanese and other foreign solar cell makers are getting ready to enter the market in Japan. There is a 2nd International Photovoltaic ...

Butterfly Wings, The Blueprint For a Sustainable Future

February 16, 2009 / No Comments

Chinese scientists at Shanghai Jiao Tong University have recently found that by replicating the structure of the wings of the Papilio Paris butterfly, they can enhance the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSCs). The species of Papilio Paris live in very cold conditions and sustain their body temperature by trapping sun's heat using a special design pattern on their wings. ...

Yunnan Golden Monkey Population, Grows

February 13, 2009 / No Comments

The population of Yunnan golden monkeys has grown form more than 500 in 1983 to around 1,300 at present. I suppose that's a lot but I know conservative churches that grow faster than that by just letting their congregants have babies. Maybe, we need to send these monkeys to church, no? The population increase happened at the nature reserve due to ...

China’s Carmakers Challenged to “Think Small” Learn from Mistakes of America’s Big Three

January 5, 2009 / No Comments

China wants its car makers to develop smaller, fuel-efficient models NOT the gas guzzlers that the US Big Three produced despite all the warnings to the contrary. "We used to believe medium-sized cars would have the biggest market in China, but actually small cars have the greatest potential in terms of energy efficiency and price," said a senior engineer  of the ...

China’s Police Will Start Pedalling to Catch the Bad Guys

December 18, 2008 / No Comments

China's police in Liaoning province (look it up - map of China) are fighting bad guys AND fighting global warming at the same time. Talk about dudes! Instead of patrolling the streets in gas guzzlers, the good guys will be found making the rounds on self propelled two wheelers ... en masse, en force ... on bicycles, that is. So, is China ...

China Turns to Ethanol-powered Buses from Sweden to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 4, 2008 / No Comments

China is turning to ethanol-powered buses from Sweden to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ethanol-powered bus made from up north - Sweden (the bus is the same color as Sweden's flag) is seen on the streets of Beijing, capital of the middle kingdom. An ethanol-powered environmentally-friendly bus can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet Euro-V emission standards. But, the 18 ...