Tag: Energy

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

Opportunities and Challenges in China’s Electric Vehicle Market

By Nick Marro, Hengrui Liu, and Yu Yan When the Tesla Model S debuted in China in April 2014, the country was embroiled in a heated debate over how to balance economic growth and environmental protection. Taking advantage of the...

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Chinese Nuclear Group Strikes Wind Farm Deal in the UK

By Lauren Dodillet  China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) struck a deal with French utility company Électricité de France (EDF) earlier this week to pay more than $150 million for an 80 percent share in three of EDF’s UK wind...

/ December 22, 2014
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US, China Take Action on Climate Change

By Lauren Dodillet US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a US-China agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions last Wednesday, wrapping up two days of bilateral meetings after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. The deal pledges...

/ November 18, 2014

China, Russia Sign Pipeline, Currency Exchange Deals

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed 38 agreements promoting economic cooperation between the two countries on Monday in Moscow. Two major agreements concerned a natural gas pipeline and a yuan-ruble currency...

/ October 16, 2014

China Invests Heavily in US Real Estate, Energy

By Stephanie Henry US governors are heading to China in increasing numbers to seek potential investors for public and private projects. Since 2009, US governors have led 58 trade missions to China, helping to usher in more than $34 billion...

/ September 3, 2014

China Signs Dozens of Deals in Latin America

By Elise Pietro Chinese President Xi Jinping signed dozens of deals in Argentina and Venezuela during his tour through Latin America. The trip, his second to the region since he took office last year, highlights trade between China and Latin...

/ July 23, 2014

US, China Sign Eight Clean Energy Partnerships at S&ED

By Elise Pietro On the sidelines of this year’s annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the United States-China Climate Change Working Group announced eight clean energy projects that pair businesses, municipalities, and research institutions from both countries. Of the eight joint...

/ July 16, 2014

IBM Teams up with Beijing to Map Air Pollution

By Andrew Gong International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. announced Monday that it has signed a contract with the Beijing Municipal government to help curb the capital’s air pollution. The agreement is part of IBM’s “Green Horizon” initiative, a 10-year program...

/ July 9, 2014

S&ED Update: US, China Agree to Negotiate Investment Treaty

Updated 12:50 pm, 7/12/2013 The United States and China agreed Thursday to begin negotiating a bilateral-investment treaty (BIT), which could open up more business opportunities for American firms in the Chinese market. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a...

/ July 11, 2013