2016 Climate and Energy Press Releases

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5 reasons why coal is on the way out

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 2017-10-25

While some politicians  -  ahem, Trump!  - are trying to prop up the fossil fuel industry, there’s been a quiet revolution happening around the world. People are ditching coal - the main global energy source since 2003 - like never...

Pushing from the grassroots up

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-08-11

This group of residents came together to bring solar to Shanghai’s rooftops  Another phase of China’s energy revolution is building. Quieter than the headline-grabbing super projects of the northwest, it is nonetheless just as...

Meet the self-styled ‘PV Doctor’ who brought solar to his hometown

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-07-25

For eight years, Luo Yufei has had a big dream: to establish solar projects in his hometown in Guangdong Province.   It was Luo Yufei’s university professor who sparked his interest and passion for solar. “He told us to...

A Coal Merchant and his son

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-07-13

How a failing family-run coal operation found new opportunities in the solar industry. Another phase of China’s energy revolution is building. Quieter than the headline-grabbing super projects of the northwest, it is nonetheless...

Estimating Carbon Emissions from China’s Coal-to-Chemical Industry during the “13th...

Publication | 2017-04-25 at 3:00

China’s coal-and-chemical industry has long been controversial for its high level of carbon emissions. In the recently released “13th Five-year Plan for Energy”, the coal-to-chemical industry was set a number of key construction regions.

Three things Rex Tillerson should learn from his China visit (but probably won’t)

Blog entry by Erin Newport | 2017-03-18 1 comment

Rex Tillerson  landed  in Beijing today, for the first time in his capacity as U.S. secretary of state.  Is the oil-exec-turned-statesman visiting China to study the nation’s response to climate change? Unlikely. But as China...

Powering up: meet the women electrifying China’s energy transition

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-03-08

The world’s biggest polluter is now the global renewables leader, and these women are helping to lead the charge. China’s solar industry has been on an incredible journey in the past half decade. Solar capacity doubled in...

5 Chinese “artivists” that took on China’s air pollution

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-01-12

With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities’ appalling air pollution. It's easy to see why: at the end of...

460 million people in China are choking on dirty air

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-20

460 million people in China are currently choking under a cloud of smog larger than North America. China needs to speed up its renewables revolution! North China...has looked better. Tis the season to be smoggy..

Red alert: What's happening with Beijing's air pollution?

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-16

As Beijingers wait to be engulfed by a slow-moving cloud of smog, data shows that air pollution progress is stalling. Beijing is about to enter its 3rd ever pollution red alert , almost exactly a year to the day after the...

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