Posts Tagged China Focus

20 April 2016

BERCShop: China’s Carbon Market and Lessons Learned from California

As the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, China has an important role in reducing the effects of global climate change. China believes that having an effective national carbon trading system may significantly mitigate its carbon production to meet the country’s climate goals.

2 September 2015

The BERC 2015 Kickoff Meeting is Coming!

Come one, come all to BERC’s Fall 2015 Kickoff Meeting! It’ll be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday September 8 – Blum Center, B100. Prospective members can get an idea of what BERC is all about and current members can catch up and meet the incoming group. We will go over all of the exciting things we have planned for this year and talk about how you can get involved.

14 April 2014

China’s State Grid Boosting Air Quality Efforts

The vast network of coal power plants in Northern China were largely blamed for the severe air pollution in the region. Gao Li, the vice director of State Grid Construction Department, has promoted the Ultra High Voltage (UHV) transmission system as a mid-term solution to China’s current air pollution.

7 April 2014

China’s Conquest for Oil

With its high demand for energy, China has become the largest importer of oil as of the end of last year according to the US Energy Information Administration.

3 February 2014

CHINA’s 12th Five-year Plan: THREE YEARS DOWN, TWO TO GO

Three years ago, China initiated its 12th Five-Year Plan, which included aggressive goals for economic expansion and environmental protection. Here is a closer on how China has performed as the country enter the fourth year.

24 April 2013

Chinese Government Reacts to Choking Smog

Last winter, Beijing and other Chinese northern cities encountered the worst smog in recent history.

13 February 2013

China Gives Green-Light to new era of Mega Dams

China has confirmed that it will resurrect a series of controversial hydropower dams in southwest China on Rivers originating from the Tibetan Plateau.

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6 February 2013

Electric vehicles: A clean energy target that China might not hit?

New research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests that China’s 2015 and 2020 targets for electric vehicle (EV) rollout will not be met due to “weak capability throughout the supply chain.”