Does China need another signature skyscraper? Changsha’s Sky City, currently still at the project stage, caught my attention, not so much for its ambition to become the world’s tallest skyscraper (yawn) but for its desire to promote a more sustainable way of urban living in China. (continue reading…)
The UK government has restarted the country’s long-stalled nuclear power program and French electricity giant EDF will build a new plant. The controversial decision has attracted howls of outrage from some quarters, doubly so because Chinese investors are also being allowed to participate in this landmark project. (continue reading…)
They may not have the glamor or the speed of Tesla, but China’s little-known low-speed electric vehicles easily outnumber the hyped US electric car.
Where some see problems, others opportunities. The record level of smog that cloaked Beijing earlier this year sparked a turnaround in the mindset of Chinese consumers, that fund managers should not ignore. (continue reading…)
Environmental concerns are growing in China but people also concerned about the less-visible consequences of the country’s breakneck growth in recent years, such as growing inequalty and food safety.
China’s largest cities suffer from dangerously high levels of chronic pollution as any long-suffering resident will testify. But what is the government doing about it?
China has begun offering tax rebates to its photovoltaic panel manufacturers to boost domestic adoption of this clean energy source and support its domestic PV industry, hard hit by tumbling prices and excess capacity. (continue reading…)
China has long been aware of the high environment cost of its recent industrialisation. Whether it has done enough to mitigate the damage is another question. (continue reading…)
China Sunergy, a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells, has developed a new generation of high-efficient mono-crystalline cells which have reached a record 20.26% conversion efficiency. (continue reading…)