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Visiting Shanghai!s Tongchu Organic F …

Rich in Cleaner Greener China

Feb 27, 10:49 PM

Located in Songjiang, Tongchu !s farm is about an hour"s drive from downtown Puxi and quite easy to get to. Driving southwest and once you leave the downtown freeways and roads the agricultural fields are suddenly noticeable and a contrast to the other farm areas we"ve visited so far. There are a handful of light industrial factories and we crossed the Huangpu river (which by the way didn"t look so good at all) but the majority of land use is agricultural. It felt lik… Read more… into the “countryside.”

Slideshow: organic overtures

Meng Si in ChinaDialogue Latest Articles

Feb 26, 8:53 PM

Meng Si visited a project in eastern China that trials natural farming methods. Introducing her photographs of the farm, she says extending its agricultural revolution still seems a distant dream. In late 2008, reports claimed that pesticide residue in peanuts grown in one county in Shandong, eastern China, were at potentially fatal levels. Official investigations discredited the rumours and peanut-lovers continue to enjoy thei… Read more… issues in peanut-growing, such as the use of toxic chemicals and agricultural membranes, remain unaddressed.

CCTV Clip: Solar Application at Shangha …

Rich in Cleaner Greener China

Feb 25, 9:47 PM

An interesting and informative clip on the use of solar energy at this year"s Shanghai EXPO. Anyone know if they will continue to use the panels on the Chinese pavilions afterward? Read more…

Dynamic data

Ma Jun in ChinaDialogue Latest Articles

Feb 25, 8:52 PM

The results of China!s first national pollution survey make for dispiriting reading. But, argues Ma Jun, their release could be the spark for environmental recovery. Figures from China's first national pollution survey were jointly released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on February 9 – the first results… Read more… long undertaking to be made public. The information released on this occasion was an overview of national macro data and

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Get Out of Shanghai and See Somethin …

Rich in Cleaner Greener China

Feb 24, 11:26 PM

Cultural China has put up a page for those of you looking to get out of Shanghai for a day of greener activities. Countryside Tours of Shanghai lists 10 different spots that all look family friendly (a few farms, couple of gardens, and some watertowns). Hard to say how new these places are, or what historic value they may have, but any opportunity to break away is still an opportunity.… Read more…

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America!s shale -gas bonanza …

In the backwoods of Louisiana, energy companies are handing out money in their dash to tap a vast new source of gas. The discovery has global implications, Sheila McNulty reports. After their father died 15 years ago, Mike Smith"s six siblings wanted nothing to do with the tract of land the old man had gradually acquired from his income as a pipeline welder. The land, 365 acres – 148 hectares -- of it, lay in a q… Read more… sparsely populated corner of Louisiana: nothing but pine trees for miles around. In a county so poor that about a fifth of the

America!s shale -gas bonanza …

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Feb 23, 6:41 PM

Proven reserves -- and jobs -- are growing, but gas has its critics and prices are unpredictable. As other nations seek to explore their own potential, the future is uncertain, writes Sheila McNulty. Hans-Martin Schulz, a German geologist, is co-founder of Gas Shales in Europe, a project funded by the oil and gas industry feeds:Feeds&www.chinadialogue.net/article/rss/single/en&www.ch….com/blog/?feed=rss2&uuid:AFD49376-A2E0-4567-89AF-AA7D4075C97B

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Hans-Martin Schulz, a German geologist, is co-founder of Gas Shales in Europe, a project funded by the oil and gas industry to explore the potential for development in Europe. “We are making the first steps in research,” he says. “It"s … Read more… at this point, what will happen.”

Cool Bike Shanghai. It!s cool…

Rich in Cleaner Greener China

Feb 23, 3:08 PM

For those of you who missed out on the first Coolbike Shanghai ride, you can relive it through the clip above, a 5 minute teaser into the background, goals, and motivations of the organization. Website is on the way, with the next ride on April 18 Read more…

Cigar Smoking in Shanghai!s Restaurants

Rich in Cleaner Greener China

Feb 23, 2:16 PM

A bit of a rant here, but why is it that within many of Shanghai"s restaurants it is still considered acceptable to smoke a cigar? Over the weekend, while enjoying my lunch with a friend in a cafe where the entire menu is “healthy” a patron came in a lite up a cigar, which naturally polluted the entire 40 person space that was the main area of the cafe… Read more…

The business of biodivers…

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Feb 23, 12:06 AM

As the International Year of Biodiversity gets under way, John Elkington and Jennifer Biringer foresee a central role for corporations in conservation. Welcome to the International Year of Biodiversity. Throughout 2010, countless initiatives will promote the protection of biodiversity and encourage businesses, governments and individuals to take action to reduce the constant lo… Read more… diversity worldwide. And not before time.

Green Supply Chain China Survey Results

Rich in Cleaner Greener China

Feb 22, 9:41 PM

Last year when preparing for my presentation at the 2009 CHaINA summit, I was given access to preliminary data from a survey that the China Supply Chain council had sent out on green practices. The council, lead by MAx Henry, has always feeds:Feeds&www.chinadialogue.net/article/rss/single/en&www.ch….com/blog/?feed=rss2&uuid:AFD49376-A2E0-4567-89AF-AA7D4075C97B

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survey that the China Supply Chain council had sent out on green practices. The council, lead by MAx Henry, has always been (in relation to other industry groups) forward leaning on the issues and he was trying to get a feel for wh… Read more… were seeing, experiencing, and wanting to learn more about.

Clash to cash in the Niger Delt …

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Feb 19, 9:48 PM

To dissuade its volatile – and poor -- oil region from rearming, Nigeria proposes handing over 10% stakes in its biggest energy industry to “host communities”. Tom Burgis and Martin Sandbu report. On Commander Ebi"s baseball cap, the logo reads: “Alaska”. Little else connects the 42-year-old – who has spent the past five years in a militant camp deep in the tropical creeks of the Niger Delta – with the prosperity and polar bear… Read more… northernmost US state.

A disappointing business

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Feb 18, 10:53 PM

China's greenest entrepreneurs went to Copenhagen amid great fanfare but many were left asking what they actually achieved. Feng Jie reports. On returning from the climate conference at Copenhagen, the Vanke Group chairman, Wang Shi, posted a picture of himself pushing an old bike through the streets of the city on his blog. On December 7, the head of the largest proper… Read more… China – who climbs an 8,000-metre high mountain every year – had joined a group of Chinese businessmen on a week-long

Stand-off in Beijing

Xie Yanmei in ChinaDialogue Latest Articles

Feb 18, 12:25 AM

A heated debate in the Chinese capital exposed the social impacts of waste management decisions. Xie Yanmei reports. Last August, dozens of cars filed out of a gated housing compound in a northern Beijing suburb and paraded through the surrounding streets. Slogans plastered on the vehicles read: “Resolutely oppose garbage incineration.” Just a… Read more… before, the protesters found out that the government had decided to build a waste-to-power plant at A Su Wei three

Strength in numbers

Tan Copsey in ChinaDialogue Latest Articles

Feb 16, 10:45 PM

Faith in international cooperation was severely dented at Copenhagen – but it is still our best bet for tackling global warming, argues Tan Copsey. The January 31 deadline set in Copenhagen for nations to submit national plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to the United Nations under the newly formed Copenhagen Accord has been and gone. By February 1, 55 countries… Read more… pledges to either cut or limit their emissions. Despite this positive news, it is unclear where international negotiations go from

Subsidies for Private Purchases of Lo …

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Feb 16, 5:19 PM

According to the Nanfang Daily, you shouldn"t expect a government subsidy when you buy a hybrid or electric vehicle in China in the near future. Although the State Council announced last December that it would select five cities to test subsidies for the private purchase of “new energy vehicles,” issues surrounding the form and amount of the subsidies remain unresolved.… Read more…

Copenhagen discord

Anna da Costa in ChinaDialogue Latest Articles

Feb 15, 7:46 PM

Eight weeks on from the climate summit, the agreement it produced – and the United Nations process itself – are under fire. Anna da Costa reports. A key deadline for countries to submit emission-reduction goals to the United Nations as part of the recently negotiated Copenhagen Accord passed on Sunday, January 31. The United Nations received commitments from 55 nati… Read more… countries remain unsupportive of the political statement, leading the international body to push back the commitment deadline

China!s Soil Pollution Prevention Law

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Feb 14, 11:55 AM

China recently released some findings from its survey of air and water pollution sources. The most feeds:Feeds&www.chinadialogue.net/article/rss/single/en&www.ch….com/blog/?feed=rss2&uuid:AFD49376-A2E0-4567-89AF-AA7D4075C97B

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China recently released some findings from its survey of air and water pollution sources. The most striking fact was the significant impact of agricultural non-point sources on water pollution levels. Air and water (at least surface water) pollution which are easily observed generate more attention than pollution of the soil, yet once you stop the sources of air and surface water pollution, those resources return to pre-pollution states fairly quickly. The sa… Read more… said for soil and sediment contamination. Stopping the source of pollutants to the soil does not return the soil to the status

Treading into a recycling success

Xan Rice in ChinaDialogue Latest Articles

Feb 12, 9:57 PM

Worn tyres have long been turned into cheap, durable footwear in Ethiopia. Now, writes Xan Rice, an enterprising woman!s shoe workshop offers inspiration to Africans by thriving in a global market. Old truck tyres never die, they just turn into sandals. For decades, that has been the tradition in Ethiopia, where everyone from farmers to guerrilla fighters has fashioned worn-out road rubber into cheap, long-lasting footwear.… Read more…

Security in a drier age (1)

Scott Moore in ChinaDialogue Latest Articles

Feb 9, 11:18 PM

Climate change poses new – and serious – barriers to China!s plans for stable development. In the first segment of a three-part article, Scott Moore says water will top the agenda. Outside analysts have long stressed that climate change threatens China"s basic national interests. The Chinese government has come to embrace a similar rationale, as a result moving towards aggressive efforts to limit the country"s g… Read more… emissions.

Security in a drier age (2)

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Feb 9, 6:01 PM

In the second segment of a three-part article on water in China, Scott Moore argues that new levels of diplomacy will be needed to stave off regional tension. It is clear that water-related climate impacts spill over China"s borders, increasing the importance of water issues in China"s foreign and regional security policies.… Read more…

Security in a drier age (3)

Scott Moore in ChinaDialogue Latest Articles

Feb 9, 5:22 PM

China!s catastrophic drought of 2008 required a massive martial response. In the conclusion of a three-part article, Scott Moore deems it a sign of things to come. The north China winter drought of 2008 and 2009, which China"s National Meteorological Centre classified as an “extreme weather event” attributable to climate change, illustrates the challenges to China"s food security posed by wor… Read more… shortage.

Energy Consumption and Supply in Shang…

Bruce in China Energy Focus

Feb 5, 5:10 PM

Have you ever wondered how the largest city in China gets its energy? With 16 million people, Shanghai continues to grow and develop, but how does it bring in the energy needed to sustain such a large population? Our team resear… Read more… Shanghai receives its energy from, and the most popular types of energy used. Overall, Shanghai relies heavily on other

Now what ? Charles McElwee and the after…

Bruce in China Energy Focus

Feb 5, 4:51 PM

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On Tuesday, January 26, JUCCCE held a Green IdeaLab where three speakers were invited to present on various green energy topics in China. One of the keynote speakers was Charles R. McElwee who has been practicing environmental and energy law for over 20 years with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. In addition, Mr. McElwee is a Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University"s School of… Read more… 2008 was awarded the Shanghai Municipal Government"s Magnolia Award (the highest honor Shanghai bestows upon

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4 Action Steps to Help Energy Savings

Bruce in China Energy Focus

Feb 2, 10:08 AM

According to Mr. Li Yizhong, head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China will take four measures to strengthen industrial energy-saving and pollution reduction. First, China wants to promote energy saving in enterprises. China will construct a plan for each industry by ne… Read more… will encourage energy saving action from enterprises, and allow these new standards to be used as a model example. At the

Jiangsu Province: Renewable energy in en…

Bruce in China Energy Focus

Feb 1, 9:47 PM

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08/03/10 3:06 PM

The Jiangsu provincial government recently implemented “Jiangsu Provincial Construction and Energy Management Regulations”. Its goal is to further promote the use of solar and other renewable energy in energy-efficient buildings and energy-saving fields. To vigorously promote the use of renewable energy, the “Regulations” proposed that the heating and cooling… Read more… water supply systems, lighting equipment, and other systems in newly constructed buildings give priority to using solar

Low-Carbon Hangzhou: How One City is M…

Bruce in China Energy Focus

Feb 1, 9:41 PM

According to statistical data, the real estate industry holds an important position in energy-saving and emissions reduction, accounting for 40% of global terminal energy consumption. Low carbon buildings will soon become the norm of the international construction industry. The Hangzhou government issued a proposal for building a low-carbon Hangzhou, characterized by a low-ca… Read more… buildings, transportation, lifestyle, environment, and society.

First Qualified Suppliers of Third -Generati…

Bruce in China Energy Focus

Feb 1, 9:32 PM

The State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) confirmed that China First Heavy Industries (CFHI) and 9 other major equipment manufacturing enterprises have become the first qualified suppliers of third-generation nuclear power. Ten equipment manufacturers were identified as the first qualified third-generation nuclear power suppliers. S… Read more… major equipment manufacturing enterprises is an important measure adopted by the SNPTC. Two elements will be improved feeds:Feeds&www.chinadialogue.net/article/rss/single/en&www.ch….com/blog/?feed=rss2&uuid:AFD49376-A2E0-4567-89AF-AA7D4075C97B

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major equipment manufacturing enterprises is an important measure adopted by the SNPTC. Two elements will be improved

A Bottleneck in China!s National Grid

Bruce in China Energy Focus

Feb 1, 9:25 PM

At present, the National Grid has planned four special high-voltage transmission projects, which will convert coal into electrical energy and transfer it from the north-west to central east China. Superintendents from the National Grid in China addressed the current bottleneck in railway capacity as a seasonal and structural factor that prohibited the central China and East China Power Grid, which in turn allo… Read more… decrease in power. The issue can be directly linked to the decreasing power supplies from coal suppliers for the National

New Energy Development the most import…

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Feb 1, 7:47 PM

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The Development and Reform Commission is currently deploying the 12th Five-Year Plan, which gives priority towards energy development. The State Council executive meeting announced a decision before the Copenhagen Climate Change meeting for non-fossil fuels to account for 15% of the primary energy consumption by 2020. The first goal of the 12th Five-Year Plan is to improve the use of non-f… Read more… increase its usage to 12%~13% of the total primary energy consumption. To increase the use of non-fossil fuels; however, the

Shanxi: Highest Coal Production Levels E …

Bruce in China Energy Focus

Feb 1, 7:35 PM

Shanxi Province is China"s primary coal-producing region, and provides for most of China"s energy needs. The Shanxi Coal Industry Department"s coal production has continually increased per quarter since last year, and reached 61.03 million tons per month in the last year"s 4th quarter, the highest level in its history. The total production was 6,150 million tons in 2009, and it is expected to reach around 7,000 million t… Read more… the same time, coal sales to other provinces have also increased per quarter, with a total sales volume last year to other

China!s Record High Oil Imports

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Feb 1, 6:31 PM

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Data recently published by the General Administration of Customs shows that China"s crude oil imports last December reached 21.26 million tons, a new record. China"s annual crude oil imports in 2009 were 2,040 million tons, surpassing the 2,000 million tons mark for the first time. Since last year, China"s domestic crude oil production has been in steady decline. China"s self-produced cru… Read more… the year was at most 1.9 million tons; the crude oil import dependency is forecast to reach 52%.

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