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Coal industry in deep denial over Chinese crackdown on coal

Coal industry in deep denial over Chinese crackdown on coal

Reaction of the coal industry to the recently released Chinese restrictions on dirty coal use in key coastal regions reveals an industry in deep denial.

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Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills more people around the world every year than HIV and malaria combined — but solar power might be the key to solving the problem.

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China shows there’s more to renewable energy than fighting climate change

China shows there’s more to renewable energy than fighting climate change

China’s large investments in renewables are as much about energy security as a means of reducing carbon emissions.

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China's coal imports drop for first time since it became net importer

China’s coal imports drop for first time since it became net importer

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth and coal consumption have decoupled, suggesting a structural shift in Chinese economy.

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A tale of 3 countries: water risks to global shale development

A tale of 3 countries: water risks to global shale development

Unlocking shale gas comes with a significant environmental risk: access to freshwater for drinking, agriculture, and industrial use.

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China may be ready to kick coal habit

China may be ready to kick coal habit

Signs are hopeful that China, No.1 emitter of greenhouse gases, will be less reliant on polluting coal that powered its rapid economic rise.

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China paves way for leasing as it lays foundations for solar boom

China paves way for leasing as it lays foundations for solar boom

China has released new policies that will encourage leasing and a boom in distributed generation as an alternative to centralised plants.

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Wind energy surges in China, as demand for coal fades

Wind energy surges in China, as demand for coal fades

China is expected to exceed its target of 100GW wind capacity by 2015 by 30% by the end of 2015.

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China leading the way to a global renewable grid

China leading the way to a global renewable grid

China’s State Grid has outlined visionary proposal for a “Global Energy Internet”, sharing renewable power around the world.

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Ross Garnaut: China to reach 'peak coal' for electricity by 2015

Ross Garnaut: China to reach ‘peak coal’ for electricity by 2015

China’s use of coal for electricity could peak as early as next year, then decline until 2020 in a turnaround of “global importance”.

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Chinese coal consumption just fell for first time this century

Chinese coal consumption just fell for first time this century

China’s coal use dropped for the first time this century — while the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) actually grew.