18:27 16.07.2019

Why it’s harder to generate solar power in China

China is losing 14 terawatt-hours in lost solar energy production due to its air pollution, including carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. Such pollution has been taking a toll on human and environmental health amid China’s rapid industrialisation.
Source: Planet Watch
18:26 15.07.2019

High levels of pollutants threaten heart heath in China

With a greater instance of coronary atherosclerosis amongst the population of China, this could and is likely down to the heavy air pollution across the country. It has been estimated that more than 95% of the Chinese population was exposed to higher-than-acceptable concentrations of PM2.5 nitrogen dioxide in 2015 and the implications of toxic air pollutants in China could be enormous.
Source: Cardiovascular Business
17:29 15.07.2019

China greenhouse gas emissions soar 50% during 2005-2014

China’s climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions hit 12.3 billion tonnes in 2014, up 53.5% in just a decade, the environment ministry said on Monday, citing the country’s latest carbon “inventory” submitted to the United Nations. China’s carbon emissions data is notoriously opaque, but as a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Beijing is obliged to submit an official inventory to the UN on a regular basis. It has previously released figures for 2005 and 2010.
Source: Euronews
20:28 12.07.2019

China-fuelled cruise boom sparks environment fears

The article states that China’s appetite for travelling on cruise ships has drastically increased, with the number of Chinese tourists tripling since 2014. This has sparked concern regarding the consequential damage to the environment, due to the rise in cruise ship liners to accommodate this increasing demand.
Source: Business Times
17:26 11.07.2019

China’s deadly air pollution is also costing billions in solar efficiency

Having previously been leading the way on renewable energy having installed half the world’s solar panels in 2017, its transformative economic growth fuelled by coal and other fossil fuels have been so damaging to the air pollution that it has blocked the sunlight from reaching its solar panels. If China could clean up its air enough to revert back to the air quality similar to that of the 1060s, it would save billions each year.
Source: EcoWatch
20:47 10.07.2019

Pessimism grows over expected start date for China carbon trading

Chinese industry players are more pessimistic than ever about when the nation will begin trading in a national carbon market, despite announcements of a limited rollout at the end of last year, according to the largest survey of market expectations.
Source: FT