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Big renewables in little China?

Is fossil-fuel hungry China changing its ways? China often makes announcements about ‘greening’ its economy. It has an abundance of raw materials, a large agile work force and as the world’s largest trader it certainly has the capability to go green. But do its claims add up? There is a lot of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/05/2015 - 09:15

08/05/2015

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International energy agendas make progress

India’s booming economic and population growth means smart cities are being seen as the future. The country’s plan to speed up the growth of energy efficient building involves a top-level panel of experts and encouragement for state governments to create new powers to improve the energy performance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 29/09/2014 - 08:45

29/09/2014

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Green role for Britain in China's building boom

China might not be the first nation you think about when global leaders in sustainable building are being discussed - but it seems that could be set to change. The UK’s Building Research Establishment (BRE) has begun a broad collaboration with China, looking at everything from aligning green...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:45

11/07/2014

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Eco-opportunity knocks in China

With China’s huge population, massive economic growth and burgeoning infrastructure, there’s no doubt that the Asian powerhouse poses a stern test for global sustainability. But it also offers big opportunities, according to WWF-UK’s green game-changers report . In China, electric vehicle...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 08/01/2014 - 08:45

08/01/2014

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Solar PV shines bright as summer fades

Solar PV often has patches of being in the media spotlight – and this is certainly one of those. Perhaps the coming of winter promises the best special offers from solar companies looking to keep up that summer momentum. Firstly, there was considerable attention given to the news that furniture...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 07/10/2013 - 08:45

07/10/2013

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