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China’s Emissions Targets: a (Non)Reductionist Approach

Posted in CO2 Emissions, International Agreements, Politics, US-China by ebalkan on June 12, 2009

NO emissions caps china us copenhagen carbon dioxide kyoto protocol developing country developed committment reductions targets intensity energy five-year planThe past week of events – from a U.S. Senate hearing, to remarks by China’s State Council, to high-level talks in Beijing – have scattered a layer of rich soil from which robust US-China cooperation on climate change might spring forth.

However, that soil is not uniform in content. The issue of quantifiable emissions reductions, central to continued bilateral discussions leading up to Copenhagen, is anything but homogeneously understood, as recent events demonstrate. (more…)

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China’s Smart Grid Ambitions Could Open Door to US-China Cooperation

Posted in Electricity, Renewable Energy, smart grid, US-China by ebalkan on June 5, 2009
China's Power Sector Investment

China's Power Sector Investment

China’s largest electric transmission company has announced an ambitious plan to develop a national smart grid by 2020 that would help utilities and their customers transport and use energy more efficiently.

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