The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) reckons it will deliver about 50 Gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity this year from the remote regions of Northwest China to the country’s center via its new 2,210-km Southern Hami-Zhengzhou ultra high-voltage power transmission line, which became operational at the end of January.
To better manage it new solar installations, China says it will not offer any subsidies beyond the 14-GW capacity it has targeted for this year, according to a statement on the National Energy Administration’s website. Within the limit, the country set quotas for individual provinces based on local resources and the grid’s ability to handle the additional power. Projects exceeding a region’s quota won’t get subsidy.
Hoping to add some stimulus to its languishing domestic market for new energy vehicles, China is expanding its campaign to drive up sales to another 12 cities, taking the total number of cities and regions involved to 40.
Zhai Quing
In its biggest move to improve poor air quality since the release of the country’s Airborne Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan five months ago, China will leverage pricing, taxation and investment, a senior environmental official has said. "For a document (action plan) to be carried through, it must be followed with detailed and conscientious measures," Zhai Quing, vice minister at the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) told a post-Chinese New Year Beijing press briefing yesterday.
Faced with mounting international and, more importantly, public pressure to clean up its heavily polluted environment, China’s leadership is determined to let industrial polluters know that there’s a new sheriff in town.
China added an additional 94-GW of electricity generating during 2013 to reach 125-GW, up 9.3 percent over 2012, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Monday.
China's Ministry of Water Resources says it has established a new performance appraisal system to evaluate local governments on their management of water resources.
Global wind energy growth 1996-2013 (GWEC)
February 06, 2014
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its 2013 market statistics, showing the industry in China is back on a strong growth track after two years of falling installations in 2011 and 2012. The global market for wind power, however, dropped by almost 10-GW to 35,467-MW, primarily due to a precipitous fall in US installations caused by a US Congress-created policy gap. Cumulative global capacity reached a total of 318,137-MW, a 12.5 percent increase over 2012.
Having been singled out by a Yale University study as having worse air pollution in its capital than that of China’s, Indian bureaucrats have spent the last week pointing fingers or repudiating the findings and its metrics.
China will soon begin production of large amounts of fresh water through the desalination of sea ice, becoming the first country to do so, according to university researchers and a Chinese company last week.