U.S.-China Working on a Level Playing Field for Clean Energy Players

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By Vivian Ni

Nov. 23 – China will still attach great importance to its strategic industries, but the country also pledged to provide equal market access to both domestic and foreign clean energy suppliers, according to the U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who just met Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan at the two-day meeting of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) held in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

A series of agreements were signed by the two sides on Monday, covering areas that include energy cooperation and the trading of high-tech products. The agreements also included a memorandum of understanding on creating a “commercial matchmaking” program between the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) and a Chinese trade promotion association, according to a report by MarketWatch. Continue reading…

China Renewable Energy Industry Report: Sept. 27

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Sept. 27 – This is a regular series of relevant industry news from around China.

New hydropower capacity in China reaches 8.17 gigawatts in Jan-Aug 2011
China installed 8.17 gigawatts of new hydropower capacity and 32.24 gigawatts of thermal power capacity in the first eight months of 2011, data by the National Energy Administration show.

National power consumption from January through August reached 3,124 TWh, up 11.9 percent on the year.

Power generating facilities throughout China recorded average utilization hours of 3,211 hours, or 49 more than a year before. Hydropower installations registered average utilization hours of 2,100, down by 178. Continue reading…

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