Nation to double solar capacity this year

2011-08-13 09:21:54

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.

New nuclear plants may get green light soon

2011-08-12 09:25:03

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.

China set to cap energy use

2011-08-05 09:14:13

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.

Shale gas, emission cuts urged to reduce China's oil imports

2011-08-04 09:28:13

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.

Refinery output set to increase

2011-08-03 14:10:28

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. 

583 plants closed in lead battery plant overhaul

2011-08-03 13:48:29

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 petrochem sector in sound growth

2011-08-03 11:42:20

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.

Unified power tariffs mean clearer guidance for solar projects

2011-08-02 10:56:00

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. 

Mexican energy and electronics industries seek Chinese capital

2011-08-02 09:40:18

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 to focus on developing biomass, solar power

2011-08-01 13:28:00

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 sets on-grid solar power prices

2011-08-01 10:34:25

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.

Electricity use is expected to peak in August

2011-07-30 09:59:06

China is expected to see summer energy use peak in August, which will impose greater pressure on the country's already tight power supply.

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