New Energy and Environment Digest 新能源与环保参考

Breathing Easier: Beijing Extends Car Restrictions for Another Year

Posted in Automobiles, Transportation, Urban Planning by ebalkan on April 9, 2009

Beijing authorities have announced that driving restrictions will be extended another year, as part of the city’s overall strategy to reduce airborne pollution and traffic congestion, according to reports from China’s state-run media. The plan hopes to take 930,000, or roughly 20%, of Beijing’s over 3.6 million vehicles off the road each weekday.

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AUTO ZONE (Part II): China Aims for 10 Million New Cars in 2009, Pledges $1.5 Billion to EVs

Posted in Automobiles, Transportation by ebalkan on April 1, 2009

XWX101_AUTOAUTO ZONE looks at China’s evolving relationship with automobiles, the race to develop cheaper & better electric vehicles, and new initiatives to get cars off China’s streets.

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AUTO ZONE (Part I): From Kingdom of Bicycles To World’s #2 Car Market

Posted in Automobiles, Oil & Gas, Transportation by ebalkan on March 26, 2009

APTOPIX China Daily LifeAUTO ZONE looks at China’s evolving relationship with automobiles, the race to develop cheaper & better electric vehicles, and new initiatives to get cars off China’s streets.

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China’s Oil Stockpiling Suggests Fossil Fuel Dependency Unlikely to Decline

Posted in Business & Finance, Energy, Oil & Gas, Politics, Transportation by ebalkan on March 16, 2009

tomsaint111In a rare admission of China’s strategic petroleum reserve capacity, a senior industry executive acknowledged that all four state-owned emergency oil reserve tanks – holding a total 100 million barrels – are filled to the brim.

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Chinese LNG Imports Climb 15% in 2008, but Drop Dramatically in December

Posted in Oil & Gas, Transportation by ebalkan on February 11, 2009

Pipelines and LNG Terminals in China

Figures released by the General Administration of Customs in China last month revealed a rise in LNG imports to 3.3 tons in 2008, up from 2.9m tons the year prior. Despite 15 % growth over the course of the year, December figures were down 23% from November.

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