China to build low-carbon certification system
BEIJING - China will build a unified certification system for low-carbon products as part of its efforts to boost the consumption of green goods, according to the country's top economic planner. An independent third-party agency will assess the carbon footprint of products and services and grant low-carbon certificates to those that have met certain requirements, according to a document issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The NDRC will then issue a catalogue of certified ...
Energy mix adjustment among challenges for new head
Wu Xinxiong, 64, appointed China's new energy chief on Monday, will face challenges that include meeting the country's surging energy demand and advancing sluggish energy mechanism reforms. Wu replaces 59-year-old Liu Tienan as head of the new National Energy Administration, formed last week by absorbing the State Electricity Regulatory Commission, or SERC. The new energy chief of the world's biggest energy consumer will also serve as deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, China's economic ...
China to extend subsidies for new energy cars
Officials from China's auto industry are seeking to expand a subsidy program for electric cars, across 25 Chinese cities. During the on-going two sessions in Beijing, China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei, announced that the subsidies for new energy cars will be extended by three years. China has started promoting new energy cars in 2009, with public transport used as a pilot zone. As of last year, there were nearly 28,000 new energy ...
Chinese power firm’s emissions trading reaps millions
TAIYUAN -- A Chinese power generating firm that uses coal-bed methane as materials announced on Friday that it received 278 million yuan ($44 million) in 2012 through participating in an emissions trading scheme that forms part of the Kyoto Protocol. The Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group (JAMG), based in China's largest coal-producing province of Shanxi, generated 1.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity last year with natural methane gas extracted from coal beds, according to the company. Coalbed ...
Rosy outlook for distributed power industry in coming years
China's booming distributed power generation industry is expected to achieve a direct market value of 10 trillion yuan ($1.6 trillion) and bring indirect business opportunities worth about 30 trillion yuan, in the coming years under the government's encouraging policies, said a member of the National Committee of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Additionally, the industry will contribute to the improvement of the country's energy consumption patterns and will allow China ...
Deputy appeals for greener coal mining policies
A legislator has called for more policies to encourage greener exploration of coal in an attempt to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution. "Society is now striving to stop extravagance on the dinner table, but what should draw more attention is energy waste," said Bu Changsen, chairman of Shandong Energy Group, the country's second-largest coal producer. Bu, also a deputy to the country's top legislature, said energy waste ...
China specifies products, services for emerging sectors
BEIJING -- Guidance that specifies the key products and services in China's seven strategic emerging industries was published by the country's top economic planner Thursday. China's strategic industries include energy-saving and environmental protection, information technology, biology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new energy, new materials and new-energy vehicles. The catalogue for guidance, published by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), covers about 3,100 goods and services in 125 sub-categories of the seven sectors. It is designed to guide ...
China’s Energy Policy 2012
Full Text: China's Energy Policy 2012 The Information Office of the State Council, or China's cabinet, on Wednesday published the 2012 edition of white paper on the country's energy policy.Following is the full text:China's Energy Policy 2012 Information Office of the State Council The People's Republic of China October 2012, Beijing First Edition 2012 China Internet Information Center Home Page: http://www.china.org.cn E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contents Preface I. Current Energy Development