April 22, 2022
Clean at Home and Polluting Abroad: The Trouble With China’s Energy Finance
By Mathias Lund Larsen and Lars Oehler
Renewables make up 3/4 of Chinese energy investments at home, but only 1/4 abroad. One reason is the Chinese financial system’s preference for SOEs, which these days are looking for markets to unload excess capacity.
January 14, 2022
What’s Behind China’s New National Standardization Outline Document?
By Arjun Gargeyas and Megha Pardhi
To become a global leader in standard-setting, China first needs to focus on domestic standards.
December 17, 2021
To ‘Green’ the Belt and Road, China Needs to Set Clear Renewable Energy Targets
By Zhang Jing
As China stops building overseas coal power plants, it will take more than wishful thinking to transition to renewable energy.
October 18, 2021
China’s Overseas Coal Pledge Is Not a Climate Change Gamechanger
By Mathias Lund Larsen
Over-enthusiasm for Xi’s coal pledge will let China get away with lower overall climate ambitions.
August 23, 2021
Climate Change Is a Test for Asia’s Tech Titans
By Xueying Wu
As extreme weather intensifies, companies like Samsung, Toshiba, and Alibaba must commit to renewable energy.
August 21, 2021
China’s Biggest IPO of 2021 May Be a Renewable Energy Firm Listing
By Dmytro Spilka
The huge success of Three Gorges Renewables helps demonstrate the potential for investing in sustainable energy.
April 15, 2021
Jumpstarting China’s Industrial Decarbonization Revolution
By Phelim Kyne
China's decarbonization plans must begin with its steel sector, which contributes 15 percent of its total carbon emissions.
April 09, 2021
The Hidden Motive of China’s Zero Emissions Pledge: Energy Security
By Chan Kung and He Jun
China’s embrace of electric vehicles and the hydrogen economy is also about reducing its reliance on foreign energy sources.
February 27, 2021
Climate Cooperation With China Can Power the World – Sustainably
By Michael R. Davidson and Yiting Wang
The Belt and Road is accused of exporting China’s coal addiction. But it could also be a platform for spreading green energy around the world.
September 23, 2020
China’s New Carbon Neutrality Commitment Will Affect Global Energy Security
By Niharika Tagotra
President Xi’s announcement yesterday at the U.N. General Assembly will have economic as well as geopolitical ramifications.
September 18, 2020
The China Climate Challenge
By Scott Moore
What are the prospects for renewed U.S.-China cooperation on climate issues?
May 29, 2020
Can China Lead the Post-COVID World Toward Sustainability?
By John Pabon
The pandemic is an opportunity to drastically rethink development. China is best positioned to take up the challenge.