Aiding Supply-Side Reform, Pushing Regional Coal Cap Measures - 2016 International Workshop on China Coal Consumption Cap and Energy Transition Held in Beijing
China’s Dispersed Coal Clean Efficient Use and Management Conference Beijing 2016
Documentary “Future Overflowing with Green”to be broadcast on CCTV Discovery Travel channel on July the 25th, 2016
Coal Cap Experts Gather to Provide Recommendations for China’s Energy Transition for the Coming Five-Year Plan
Promoting Industrial Transformation and Upgrade as a Key Element of China’s Coal Cap Policy
Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System
How solar power is getting cheaper quicker than the IPCC thought
CNPC Plans Spending to Hasten Shale Gas Production in Sichuan
Researchers Cast Doubt on State Council Goals to Cut Air Pollution
China is the world's largest producer and consumer of coal, accounting for nearly half of the world’s total annual coal consumption. While coal is the main energy source for China's economic development, it has also caused serious damage to the environment and public health. In recent years, large areas of China have experienced frequent and severe air pollution in the form of thick smog that poses a grave threat to public health. In response to climate change and air pollution, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) launched a China Coal Consumption Cap Project in October 2013. The project brings together over 20 leading Chinese stakeholders, including government think tanks, research institutes, and industry associations, to develop a comprehensive roadmap and policy package for establishing and implementing a binding national coal consumption cap that aims to help China peak its coal consumption by 2020. Accelerating the replacement of coal with energy efficiency and cleaner energy sources will fundamentally help China achieve its long-term economic, environmental, and climate goals.
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