Entries Tagged as 'Energy'

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

3 Things to Know about the Russia-China Gas Deal

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Russia-China gas deal that is estimated at $400 billion over the course of 30 years, starting in 2018. There are also a lot of speculations and confusion over the term of the deal, who has got the upper hand, etc. I’d like to chime in on a few […]

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Middle East and the Global Energy Picture

I’m jotting down a few things about the Middle East and global energy demand/ security that occurred to me while writing of the briefing books for the Doha Energy Forum on energy efficiency, solar and other alternative energies. By the way, if you come across any good reports/ papers on these subjects, please send them my way. […]

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Shale Gas in China: Development and Challenges

Just finished writing a report on Shale Gas in China, in which I gave an overview of China’s shale gas exploration and development, mapped out joint China and foreign activities in this space, and analyzed some challenges issues – environmental constraints, technology and personnel shortage, pipeline access issues, land/ mineral rights management, and pricing/market mechanism. The […]

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

China: Decisive Move on Coal Power, Heavy Industries; Another Boost for PV/Clean Energy and Public Transportation

On Friday June 14th, China’s State Council established ten measures to combat air pollution and proposed ways to strengthen China’s PV industry. Here are some of my thoughts, and I did a full translation of the texts at the end of the post for your reference. 1. The set of 10 air pollution measures are […]

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Key Issues in US/World Energy

I attended several interesting energy conferences in the past week, including Energy Innovation 2013 and a two-day private meeting at Brookings (which is why I can’t make references as to who made which remarks). Here’s a run down of the key issues discussed in these conferences. Do you agree or disagree with some of these […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

NEA Releases 12th FYP for Solar Power Development

The Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) just unveiled the Twelfth Five Year Plan for Solar Power Development (“The Plan”), in which it laid out the general principals, overall goals, and key tasks for China’s solar energy development. The Plan set the goal at 21 GW solar installation capacity by 2015, with an annual power generation of […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

China’s EV Outlook – Shanghai to Roll out Additional Subsidies

In September, Shanghai officials announced that it would soon establish municipal subsidies for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs): vehicle buyers can receive up to 40,000 RMB (US $6,310) in local subsidy and 60,000 RMB ($9,465) in national subsidy, and a free “green” vehicle license. The new municipal subsidies may be in place as soon as October […]

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Chinese Newspaper Gloating over India’s Massive Blackout

Yesterday I wrote something nice about China’s blackout response, and today I read this article a Chinese newspaper 21 Century Economic Report: India’s Massive Blackout Proves “Indian Model” Overrated (in Chinese). It starts with this: The massive blackout in India in the past three days are the most severe power outrage in human history. It […]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Blackout Responses Compared: U.S. vs China

People in DC probably still remember the derencho a month ago that left more than 1 million residents without power. Pepco came out with an estimation on June 29th 10:39pm that it would be fixed around July 6th 11pm. Fortunate for most of the residents, the power came back in four or five days. Now […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Two Words: Carbon Tax

Mark Fulton, Managing Director and Global Head of Climate Change Investment Research at Deutsche Bank, said yesterday at Society for International Development’s workshop on climate finance: From what I see, the two biggest crises of our age are the climate crisis and the debt crisis, and in order to address both of them, two words: carbon […]