Electrification paired with renewables ‘could help China achieve carbon-neutrality goal’

Under a faster energy transition scenario, China would require $7.9 trillion worth of investment in electricity generation capacity, according to a new report

Almost $16bn of wind turbine capacity ordered around the world in second quarter of 2020

This figure was 45% down compared to the second quarter of 2019

Climate-related disasters ‘almost doubled in the last 20 years’

China and India have the highest share of disaster-hit populations with more than 2.8 billion people affected, according to a new report

China’s new net zero goal ‘could lower global warming projections by 0.3°C by 2100’

Without China’s new pledge, global temperature is forecast to increase by 2.7°C by this time, according to a new report

China vows to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2060

Speaking to the UN General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will reach peak emissions before 2030

Lithium-ion battery units
China conquers top spot in lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking

The country has control of 80% of the world’s raw material refining, according to BNEF’s ranking

UK remains ‘world’s biggest offshore wind market’ in first half of 2020

China’s offshore wind market is also growing rapidly, with 1.4GW of newly-installed capacity during the first half of 2020

‘China will make up more than a quarter of all offshore wind power by 2030’

That’s the prediction from GlobalData, which forecasts new capacity additions from China, the UK and the US will drive global capacity, causing it to soar sevenfold by the end of the decade

Mercedes-Benz strengthens EV battery alliance with China’s CATL

The luxury carmaker is accelerating its ‘Electric First’ strategy with advanced, CO2-neutrally produced battery cells, modules and systems supplied by CATL

Wind and solar ‘generated 10% of all global electricity in the first half of the year’

The EU and UK generate 21% and 33% of their electricity respectively from wind and solar, a new analysis says