Category Archives: environment

New controls on wind and solar power – Bill Dodson

Premier Wen Jiabao spelled out China’s new energy initiatives during the meeting of the National Power Congress. Energy specialist Bill Dodson summarizes on his weblog strict control of wind and solar power, and the resumption of approvals of nuclear power projects.

Pros and cons of Asian locations for start-ups – Marc van der Chijs

Shanghai-based serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs discusses with the Bangkok Post the pros and cons of different Asian locations for start-ups. Koh Samui is one of his possible bets for the future.

Shanghai’s focus on clean energy – Bill Dodson

Shanghai municipality has published plans to reduce non-fossil energy sources dramatically over the next five years, writes energy specialist Bill Dodson on his weblog. Reducing the usage of coal is high on Shanghai’s energy Plan.

An energy shortage is more than a shortage – Bill Dodson

Author and energy expert Bill Dodson explains for NPR why China’s energy shortage mean much more than just a shortage. Why is the government selling power so cheap?

China’s home-grown green laws – Charles McElwee

China’s environmental laws use elements from green laws in Europe, the US and Japan, but the result is uniquely Chinese, writes environmental lawyer Charles McElwee in ChinaDialogue.

The knock-on effects for wind and solar energy – Bill Dodson

A shortage of water is curtailing hydro power, the coal industry and China’s nuclear ambitions, offering wind and solar energy great opportunities, told energy expert Bill Dodson yesterday at the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club. In theory.

China’s green energy gains from Fukushima – Bill Dodson

The chain of disasters at the nuclear plan in Fukushima have caused a shock in China’s energy policies, but solar and wind power industries in particular are beneficiaries of Japan’s nuclear tragedy, writes energy expert Bill Dodson.
“The Chinese alternative energy business has found ways to turn danger into opportunity.”

Lack of efficiency does not hurt economic growth – Arthur Kroeber

Real estate, pollution, corruption and other features might make China’s economic development inefficient, but those inefficiencies will not hurt core economic growth at this stage, tells economic analyst Arthur Kroeber to Reuters.

Trade under threat of Fukushima fallout – Shaun Rein

Toyota SUV in trouble via Wikipedia The effects on trade between Japan and China cause by the Fukushima nuclear disaster is bigger than expected, warns Shaun Rein at CNBC, as Chinese consumers…

Next 5-year plan: a leaner and greener economy – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr China’s economy is going to be much leaner and greener, says Shaun Rein in CNBC, as the plans for the 12th five-year plan have…