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Author: Feng Hao

China releases 2020 action plan for air pollution

The new targets set by the Asian giant to control runaway air pollution in Chinese cities are moderate compared with the previous plan that ended last year

China’s new plan for tackling air pollution, published on July 3, is more detailed and covers more cities than the one which expired at the end of 2017, but it does not set tougher targets than those already in place…Read More

Scientists want to power cars with waste carbon dioxide

Chinese scientists have developed a more efficient way of creating gasoline from carbon dioxide and hydrogen

It takes hundreds of millions of years to produce fossil fuels by natural processes but new scientific research is looking to short-cut that process by using waste carbon dioxide. To avoid the worst effects of climate change, the world needs…Read More

China’s Belt and Road Initiative still pushing coal

China’s involvement in coal power projects abroad in countries such as India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Vietnam and Turkey casts a shadow over its first Belt and Road Forum

Officials and leaders from over 110 countries gathered in Beijing on May 14-15 for the first ever Belt and Road Forum. China’s ambitious attempt to boost economic growth across a vast area…Read More

New data suggests coal use in China may have peaked

China’s coal emissions fell again last year, but analysts remain divided on whether demand for fuel has already peaked, writes Feng Hao

A fall in China’s coal consumption for two years in a row has raised hopes that the country has already experienced a peak in demand for coal, the major cause of smog and climate change. Consumption of coal fell 3.7% year-on-year in 2015, following a 2.9% drop in in 2014, the first year this…Read More