From Sichuan to California, Extreme Heat Is Pushing the Grid to Its Limit
A range of solutions, from market-based conservation measures to grid hardware upgrades, could prepare the electricity system for future extremes.
China’s New Green Power Market Increases the Value of Renewables
A comprehensive review of the three development stages of green power trading in China and how the revenue from green power assets influences market development in each stage.
A Green Olympics: A Test Case for China and Carbon Neutrality
As the winter Olympics kick off this week in Beijing, the games hope to set a new first: being the first carbon-neutral winter Olympics. For China—the second-largest economy and a major carbon emitter—it’s a way to show the millions of people who will be watching the games that it is…
Zero-Carbon Heating in China
Heating accounts for approximately 20 percent of total building energy use in China, making it the most significant carbon emitter in the buildings sector.
Moving China beyond Coal: At Home and Abroad
The tremendous announcement last week by Chinese President Xi Jinping that the nation is ending financing for coal plants abroad stands in contrast to a more complex situation at home. The Chinese economy continues to be strongly dependent on coal both to generate electricity and to make the most…