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Wind Surpasses Nuclear in China

By Earth Policy Institute Grist guest contributor By J. Matthew Roney Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years as wind surges ahead. Since 2007, nuclear power generation

 
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Wind Energy Surpasses Nuclear As China’s 3rd Largest Source Of Electrical Power

Published on January 30, 2013 by in Home

  Clean Technica   In its 12th and latest five-year plan (for 2011–2015), China’s leadership again singled out renewable energy as a key, strategic economic sector targeted to receive even greater attention and support. Aiming to provide “a snapshot of China’s renewable energy market,” consulting firm Solidiance January 8 released a white paper that “demonstrates the challenges and opportunities faced by

 
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Wind Energy Surpasses Nuclear As China’s 3rd Largest Source Of Electrical Power

January 29, 2013Andrew Wind energy is now China’s third largest source of electricity, according to a report from People’s Daily Online. Wind power generation in China totalled 100.4 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2012, a 0.5% year-on-year increase and surpassing nuclear power generation, according to data presented over the weekend by the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA). Ambitious state

 
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China’s state media finally admits to air pollution crisis

Published on January 16, 2013 by in Home

  By Le Li, NBC News BehindTheWall BEIJING — If you have been following China’s state-controlled news media you could be forgiven for thinking that clear blue skies — not oppressive and choking smog — have been the rule this winter. But, finally, they seem to have noticed there is a problem. Days after huge

 
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China Share Of Electricity From “Clean Energy” Increases To 20.2%

January 4, 2013      Zachary Shahan   China’s Xinhua recently announced that the nation’s share of electricity coming from “clean energy” has increased to 20.2%, 3.3% more than at the same time last year. As you may well know, “clean energy,” according to China, includes nuclear and large-scale hydropower. Wind turbines in China In the first 11 months of

 
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Coal to equal oil as world’s top energy source within 10 years

Published on December 18, 2012 by in Home

  By Matt McGrath BBC News     The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that coal will catch up with oil as the world’s leading energy source by 2022. In a report, the Agency says that increased demand from India and China are fuelling the push. Natural gas offers the best hope of reducing carbon emissions

 
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China drives growth in environmental certification

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  The number of companies worldwide accredited by ISO14001 rose six per cent over 2011   By Business Green staff   The number of businesses certified under ISO14001 rose six per cent last year with Chinese companies leading the growth of the global environmental management standard. More than 267,000 organisations across 158 countries are now

 
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Tar Sands Deal And China’s Colonization of Canada

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Mark Taliano niagaraatlarge.com   Like A Piece of Raw Meat, Harper Throws Canada’s Sovereignty On To Chopping Block   “Those skilled in war subdue the enemy’s army without battle.  They capture his cities without assaulting them, and overthrow his state without protracted operations.  Your aim is to take the opponent’s country intact.  This is

 
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China plans over 300 dam projects worldwide

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  Jeremy Hance mongabay.com   A new report by the NGO, International Rivers, takes an in-depth look at the role China is playing in building mega-dams worldwide. According to the report, Chinese companies are involved in 308 hydroelectric projects across 70 nations. While dams are often billed as “green energy,” they can have massive ecological impacts on

 
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Greenland passes mining projects bill, opens for cheap labour

Published on December 10, 2012 by in Home

  By: Reuters   COPENHAGEN – Greenland on Friday passed a bill setting the framework for foreign mining and exploration companies to take advantage of the natural resources of the Arctic island and opening up for cheaper labour, including staff from China. The legislation defines the size of what is determined a large scale project and

 
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Nexen Cave-in: Chairman Harper’s Economic Desperation

Published on December 9, 2012 by in Home

  Selling bitumen fast, while it’s still hot, is the prime minister’s myopic motivation.   By Andrew Nikiforuk TheTyee.ca   “I don’t think Canadians want us to sell out important Canadian values — our belief in democracy, freedom, human rights. They don’t want us to sell that out to the almighty dollar.” — Stephen Harper talking

 
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Why the U.S. Alone Can’t Stop Climate Change (in 2 Graphs)

Published on November 21, 2012 by in Home

  JORDAN WEISSMANN , Associate Editor The Atlantic    President Obama’s election night reference to global warming kindled a bit of hope among liberals that his administration might make a concerted effort to tackle the issue in its second term. And unless we all plan on getting used to an annual superstorm season, we should hope so. But here’s a

 
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What does the China-Canada trade deal have to do with Hurricane Sandy?

Published on November 2, 2012 by in Home

  BY MATT BROWN, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Forest Ethics     What do a trade deal between Canada and China and powerful, destructive storms like Hurricane Sandy have in common? Besides both being in the news this week, it would appear little else. But the two seemingly disparate stories are actually intrinsically intertwined, and if we want less

 
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TransCanada partnering with Chinese firm for oilsands pipeline

Published on October 30, 2012 by in Home

The rush to give away Canada continues.  BY BILL KAUFMANN CALGARY SUN   CALGARY — TransCanada Pipelines is partnering with a Chinese state energy firm to construct a $3 billion pipeline from Alberta’s oilsands. The Calgary-based firm announced Monday it would split ownership of the proposed Grand Rapids Pipeline with Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd. that would

 
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China deal and budget sacrifice democracy to short-term goals

Published on October 26, 2012 by in Home

  David Suzuki with contributions from with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Communications Manager Ian Hanington Science Matters    Why, when so many people oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, would government and industry resort to such extreme measures to push it through? The problems with the plan to run pipelines from the Alberta tar sands across

 
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