Entries Tagged as 'Renewable Energy'

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 [...]

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Hey, I Discovered a New Continent!

Check out those three articles, what do they have in common? CNN Money: Japan Owns Almost as Much U.S. Debt as China, by Chris Isidore Forbes: Community Wind Projects Poised To Take Off In Denmark, by Justin Gerdes The Next Web: China Mobile Remains World’s Largest Operator, India’s Bharti up to Fourth: Report, by Jon [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

If You Want to Increase Green Jobs in US, Do Not Start a Trade War with China

It’s easy to blame China for the failure of U.S. solar firms, but SolarWorld and other six unnamed U.S. companies’ anti-dumping and countervailing duty case against Chinese solar panel manufacturers has the potential to hurt, rather than help, the green economy in the U.S. Here is why: Solar panel manufacturing is a highly capital intensive industry, [...]

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Sat. April 9: China Energy & Environment Conference

Never before have we confronted the environmental and energy challenges with such urgency, and never before has U.S.-China cooperation on clean energy in both public and private sector been more crucial. This is the reason why Harvard, MIT and our friends on the West Coast serendipitously decided to hold a conference on this issue on [...]

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

If you only read one article today

If you only read one article today, I hope you’d read Mayer Brown report on China’s renewable energy policy, which offers both the grand picture and the details of developments in China’s energy law and regulations. Before this, we’ve seen news of China’s plan to use market measures - levy carbon tax and raise petroleum price [...]