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February 13, 2014

China boosts grid-connected wind power capacity by 24%

China's grid-connected wind power stood at 75.48GW by the end of 2013, up by 24% with 14.06GW newly added capacity, according to China Electricity Council's latest report. The figures show around 28% of China's installed capacity is still without a connection to the grid. (Wind Power Monthly)
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February 12, 2014

China confirms 14 GW solar target for 2014

Previously announced in January, China’s National Energy Administration confirmed their goal on Wednesday to set a 2014 goal of incentivizing 14 gigawatts of domestic solar capacity, 6GW of which would be targeted for utility scale, 8GW for distributed generation. (Greentech Media)
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February 12, 2014

Longyuan boosts China wind output

Longyuan’s wind farms in China generated roughly one-third more electricity in January compared to a year earlier, suggesting that curtailment is continuing to gradually ease. (Recharge)
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February 10, 2014

China considers new powers for pollution watchdog

China could grant its undersized environment ministry new powers over resources, possibly allowing it to veto future projects, and more muscle to punish polluters as part of efforts to tackle decades of unchecked growth. (Reuters)
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February 10, 2014

China sets tasks for 2014 western development

China will continue its efforts to develop western regions in nine major fields including infrastructure, urbanization and ecological protection, the country's top economic planner said Monday. The NDRC said it will push forward the construction of railway, highway and water projects in western regions this year to solve transportation and water supply problems. (Global Times)
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February 10, 2014

PetroChina makes huge gas find in Sichuan basin

PetroChina, Asia's largest oil and gas producer, has found 308.2 billion cubic metres of technically recoverable gas in southwest China's Sichuan basin, according to parent CNPC, one of China's largest gas discoveries in more than a decade. (Reuters)
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February 10, 2014

China extends electric-car subsidies to fight air pollution

China will give more subsidies for electric vehicles than previously announced as part of government plans to tackle pollution. Subsidies for 2014 will be cut by 5 percent, instead of the previously announced 10 percent, and decreased by 10 percent in 2015, instead of 20 percent. (Bloomberg)
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February 10, 2014

Researchers from Qinghai University develop more efficient organic solar cells

Researchers from Qinghai University have found that dye-sensitized cells using dye from rose petals has increased solar cell efficiency by 16.1%. (Energy World/China Green Building Net)
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February 8, 2014

Suez wins contracts for wastewater works

Suez Environment won a 30-year contract with venture Yangzhou Sino French to treat dry sludge from wastewater plants serving 4.5 million residents and industrial clients in Yangzhou, China. The sludge can be mixed with coal and burned to produce electricity, reducing the consumption of coal, after the biological waste is decontaminated, the company said. (Bloomberg)
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February 7, 2014

Shijiazhuang plans to cut coal consumption

Shijiazhuang, one of China's smoggiest cities, plans to cut coal consumption by 15 million tonnes in four years, including 4 million tonnes this year. (China Daily)
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