China will double its solar capacity and is likely to reach 2 gigawatts (gW) by the end of the year. That's as the world's largest solar-panel maker ramps up domestic installation.
China concluded a nationwide safety inspection of nuclear plants on Aug 5 in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis, indicating the country is advancing closer to the approvals for new nuclear plants.
A cap on Chinese energy consumption is expected to be the highlight of a comprehensive low-carbon plan to be issued later this year, Reuters reported Thursday, citing experts.
China should accelerate the pace of its exploration of unconventional natural gas and introduce more stringent policies to cut emissions to cope with its heavier dependence on crude oil and natural gas imports.
China's crude throughput is likely to grow 8.5 percent to 9.2 million barrels a day this year, the government said on Tuesday.
A total of 583 lead battery manufacturing plants were shut down after government authorities conducted a series of inspections earlier this year in an effort to reduce heavy metal pollution.
China's petroleum and chemical industry maintained sound growth in the first half of 2011, with output value up 34.4 percent to reach a record high of 5.32 trillion yuan ($825.84 billion), the MIIT said Tuesday.
China has set its first unified benchmark grid feed-in power tariffs for solar projects, a move that will provide clearer guidance for solar project developers when making investment decisions.
Mexico is trying to diversify its energy mix and exploit the potential of renewable energy sources, which means new opportunities for Chinese companies, said Carlos Guzman, the head of investment promotion authority ProMexico.
China's strategic development of new energy resources over the next five years will focus on four sectors -- nuclear, wind, solar and biomass power, Reuter reported Monday, citing the Shanghai Securities News.
China's benchmark on-grid solar power price for projects approved before July 1 and completed by the end of this year was set at 1.15 yuan per kilowatt-hour (kWh), Reuter reported Monday.
China is expected to see summer energy use peak in August, which will impose greater pressure on the country's already tight power supply.