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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China Taking Uncooperative Stance on G20, Climate Treaty Terms

Posted in Climate change, Environmental Policies, International Agreements, Politics by ebalkan on March 23, 2009

foxspainThe G20 Global Summit, which will take place in the UK in April, stands to be an important factor in determining China’s stance on climate change commitments as Copenhagen draws near.

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TALKING TRASH: Beijing

Posted in Community, Eco-cities, Food & Agriculture, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Management by ebalkan on March 22, 2009

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TALKING TRASH: Beijing looks at a couple of urban waste management initiatives underway in Beijing to address growing volumes of trash.

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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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