Nov. 15, 2018
English Stories from the Chinese Press April 16th-20th

Air

Researchers urge Africa to develop policies on air pollution

NAIROBI, April 16 (Xinhua) Researchers Monday called on African governments to develop and implement home grown policies to help reduce air pollution in the emerging mega-cities.

Air purification tower cuts PM2.5 by 15 pct

XI'AN, April 18 (Xinhua) Testing has shown that 60-meter-tall air purification tower in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, can cut the average PM2.5 density by 15 percent over an area of 10 square kilometers.

 

Energy

China-proposed energy initiative foresighted in solving world problems

BOSTON, the United States, April 18 (Xinhua) The China-proposed global energy interconnection (GEI) initiative provides a visionary solution for the world to make a transition from fossil-fuel based energy to a renewable energy future, a U.S. expert said.

World Bank approves 55 mln USD for renewable energy project in rural Bangladesh

DHAKA, April 11 (Xinhua) The World Bank has approved 55 million U.S. dollars to expand use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily.

Dutch see China as promising trade partner in field of new energy vehicles

THE HAGUE, April 13 (Xinhua) Because of its substantial economic growth and considerable effort to get New Energy Vehicles off the ground, China is regarded as a promising trade partner for giving impetus to smart zero emission mobility, said a Dutch government statement published Friday.

Xinjiang's new energy power generation soars in Q1

URUMQI, April 15 (Xinhua) New energy power generation surged in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the first quarter of the year as local authorities sought to improve the energy mix. Wind and solar power generation rose 35 percent and 38 percent year on year to 7.6 billion kwh and 2.3 billion kwh, respectively, according to the State Grid Xinjiang Electric Power Co., Ltd.

 

Ecology

Xi underscores reform, opening-up, environmental protection in Hainan

HAIKOU, April 13 (Xinhua) President Xi Jinping urged the province to make full use of its environmental advantage and its status as the special economic zone and international tourism island, in a bid to build a "beautiful and new" Hainan.

Macao holds 2018 Int'l Environmental Cooperation Forum, Exhibition

MACAO, April 12 (Xinhua) The 2018 Macao International Environmental Cooperation Forum and Exhibition (2018MIECF) is open here on Thursday, with the theme Shaping of Eco-Cities for Inclusive Green Economy.

China launches new mechanism to protect marine ecology

HANGZHOU, March 15 (Xinhua) China has initiated a pilot mechanism of appointing "gulf chiefs" to tackle pollution on coastlines and offshore areas.

 

Other

Further pollution reduction necessary in China: UChicago professor

Michael Greenstone, director of Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, told Xinhua that the measures taken by the Chinese government over the past four years have been extraordinarily successful in reducing air pollution. "I'm unaware of any country achieving such large reductions in pollution in such a short period of time."






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