Tag: Energy

Navigating the Haze of Environmental Compliance

Costs of complying with China’s environmental protection laws are rising as companies operating there face higher compliance costs, more frequent inspections, and a swath of new laws and regulations on emissions. Already held to high expectations of energy efficiency and...

/ April 7, 2017

Trash or Treasure? Prospects for China’s Recycling Industry

In order to achieve China’s repeatedly signaled desire to be a global leader in climate change, Beijing must reform and regulate the country’s recycling industry, which operates chiefly informally with limited government oversight.

/ April 6, 2016

Three Gorges Dam Operator Buys Two Brazilian Power Plants for $3.7 Billion

Shuang Shan China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG)—a state-owned power company—agreed on Wednesday to operate two major Brazilian hydroelectric power stations for the next 30 years. The $3.7 billion deal makes CTG the biggest player in Brazil’s hydropower plant auction this...

/ December 2, 2015

CGN Buys Second-Biggest Malaysian Power Producer for $2.3 Billion

Shuang Shan China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) acquired 100 percent of Edra Global Energy Bhd, the second-largest power producer in Malaysia and the power subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), for $2.3 billion and the assumption of all of...

/ November 24, 2015

Sustainability benefits small businesses in China

Operational efficiency, created by “greening” business operations, can create direct economic benefits for businesses in China, where energy costs, as opposed to fixed labor costs in the US, can be a company’s main expense.For example, in Beijing, commercial electricity is...

/ November 19, 2015

Where Does China Rank in the World?

By Bonita Chen Since the beginning of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms in 1978, China has undergone unrivaled rapid economic growth, boosting an average GDP growth rate of 10 percent over the last three decades. But as China’s...

/ July 24, 2015

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

In this excerpt from his book The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency, Mark L. Clifford tells the tale of the inspiration sparked by the impromptu introduction of wind power to China and foreshadows the...

/ April 9, 2015

China, Russia Double Down on Pipeline Deals Despite Delays

By Lauren Dodillet China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said Sunday that negotiations with Russia for the Altai pipeline should be completed by the end of 2016. The pipeline will carry gas from the Altai region of Siberia into China. China,...

/ March 12, 2015

Chinese State Nuclear Companies Merge into $96 Billion Firm

By Lauren Dodillet  A merger between state-owned nuclear enterprises China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and State Nuclear Power Technology Company (SNPTC) was approved earlier this month by China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. The resulting firm will have more...

/ February 20, 2015

The Power Behind China’s Nuclear Ambitions

By Lauren Dodillet In September 2014, China announced its intention to become a world nuclear power, just two months before agreeing to a groundbreaking climate change deal with the United States. If that deal—which calls for China to increase non-fossil...

/ February 6, 2015