November 01, 2022
Xi Jinping’s Energy Policy: Contradictions and Caveats
By Bonnie Girard
Xi has made big promises on China's emissions and energy mix, but his work report at the 20th Party Congress suggests neither is a top priority.
April 26, 2022
Worried About Economic Growth, China Promotes Coal
By Joe McDonald
The re-emphasis on coal is a setback to efforts to cut emissions, as it “locks China into a more high-carbon path.”
December 08, 2021
Explaining China’s Climate Cop Out
By William Hurst
Domestic factors continue to hold back the implementation of the Chinese government's ambitious climate promises.
September 29, 2021
Coal Shortages Force Blackouts Across China
By Jesse Turland
Trade wars on the international front and mine shutdowns at home have squeezed stocks of China’s main energy source, coal, triggering nation-wide blackouts.
May 11, 2018
How China Could Become a Global Leader in Sustainable Infrastructure
By Alison Hoare
Through the Belt and Road Initiative, China could help make a vital contribution toward addressing climate change.
January 01, 2018
What Caused China’s Squeeze on Natural Gas?
By Li Jing
A program to ban coal heating and switch to gas left households in the cold. What happened?
November 15, 2017
Can Red China Really Be the World’s New Green Leader?
By Chris Zhang
In the absence of U.S. leadership, Beijing’s policies on climate change are likely to set the global agenda.
August 27, 2016
The Trouble With China’s War on Pollution
By Chris Zhang
Enforcement remains a major problem.