China bans new coal-fired plants in three regions

China has announced it will ban new coal-fired power plants in three key industrial regions in the country. The Chinese Government unveiled a new action plan yesterday with pledges to tackle the country’s air pollution, which is increasingly a public concern. It aims to slash coal’s share of China’s total primary energy use to less than […]

China raises target for solar power

The Chinese Government has announced plans to more than quadruple its solar generating capacity to 35GW by the end of 2015. The move is in an attempt to support an industry struggling with declining profits and slowing exports due to overseas trade disputes. A statement from the State Council noted the nation would add 10GW […]

China to invest ¥2.37tr in energy-saving projects

China is set to invest around ¥2.37 trillion (£237.6billion) in major energy-saving projects in the next three and half years. A report from the nation’s State Council said the investments would help China save an equivalent of 300 million tonnes of coal. China, which is said to be the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, […]