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China sets target for electric car quota but delays rollout until 2019

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 3, 2017

China has stepped up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electric cars by raising the first-year target for a planned system of production quotas but delayed its rollout from...

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China Cancelling Around 1/3 Of Iron Ore Mining Licenses, As Part Of Bid To Cut Air Pollution

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 29, 2017

Around a third of all iron ore mining licenses in China will be cancelled as part of a bid to reduce associated emissions, and thus to reduce levels of the country’s deadly air pollution, an...

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Vietnam utility and World Bank install solar measurement stations to encourage deployment

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 22, 2017

The World Bank and Vietnam’s monopoly utility EVN have installed five solar measurement stations in order to promote renewables deployment.


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Energy firms back European Union plan for CO2 cap on power subsidies

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 20, 2017

A group of energy firms has backed a disputed plan by EU regulators to attach emissions limits to subsidies for providing back-up power capacity to avert blackouts.


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Vietnam’s final solar PPA still short of bankability

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 18, 2017

Vietnam’s final solar power purchase agreement (PPA) has to a large extent ignored recommended changes from a group of international Chambers of Commerce and therefore its attractiveness to...

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China plans nationwide use of bioethanol fuel by 2020

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 14, 2017

China today announced that it would extend the use of bioethanol gasoline nationwide by 2020, days after it unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars and boost electric vehicles in a bid to...

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China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.

Xin Guobin, the vice...

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EU likely to cut minimum import price for Chinese solar panels

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2017

The European Union is likely to reduce the minimum price that Chinese solar panel producers are allowed to sell into Europe after a meeting on Thursday of trade representatives from EU countries, EU sources said.

The possible reduction has been opposed by EU panel...

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Foreign rupee limit poses new threat to Indian high-yield bonds

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 25, 2017

Three years after stirring controversy, an offshore financing structure pioneered by Indian renewable energy producer Greenko Energy Holdings is now under threat as foreign investors near their...

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Trump urged to reconsider withdrawal of Paris climate agreement

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 17, 2017

The ten Senators who represented the United States at the 21st Conference of Parties in 2015, have urged President Donald Trump to reconsider and reverse his decision to withdraw from the...

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