China lent £130m to slash coal use

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $130 million (£86m) loan to slash coal use in Qingdao, China. The project aims to tap low carbon power sources such as natural gas, solar, thermal and waste heat recovered from industrial plants, instead of coal. It will use the energy to power its district heating, cooling and power […]

China launches investigation after 52 killed in oil pipeline blast

China has launched an investigation into the safety of oil and gas pipelines in the country, after 52 people were killed in an explosion at a pipeline owned by Sinopec in Qingdao. At least 136 people have also been hospitalised, with 10 in critical condition while another 11 are also reported missing. On a visit […]