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China leads the world in workplace gender diversity
Written by James Ockenden   
Mar 08, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Mainland China has the highest proportion of women executives and managers in the world, with 51% of top corporate positions occupied by women according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report.
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CDM hits 6,000 projects and 1.2bn tonnes
Written by Administrator   
Feb 04, 2013 at 03:28 PM
The Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) has registered its 6,000 project, bringing the total renewable power delivered by the scheme to 110GW, with 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 avoided to date.
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Asian solar to grow 13.5GW in 2013
Written by Administrator   
Feb 15, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Solar photovolataic (PV) demand from the Asia Pacific region is forecast to grow 13.5GW in 2013, surging ahead 50% on 2012, according to a report by NPD Solarbuzz.
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Huaneng shows coal under pressure
Written by Administrator   
Jan 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Figures from Huaneng Power International, one of China’s largest coal-based electricity producers, show a challenging year for coal as power generation fuel.
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MHI forms Chinese steam turbine JV
Written by Administrator   
Jan 18, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Qingdao Jieneng Steam Turbine Group have formed a joint venture, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Jieneng (Qingdao) Steam Turbine Co., to market and design small steam turbines for use on land and marine applications.
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Hong Kong mourns tragic HK Electric accident
Written by Administrator   
Oct 04, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Our hearts go out to the victims’ families following the fatal ferry accident involving Hong Kong Electric’s kaito Lamma IV.
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Success for coal project, but nuclear is Hong Kong’s future
Written by James Ockenden   
Sep 06, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Retrofitting advanced Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) into the very cramped quarters on Hong Kong Electric’s Lamma Island coal plant was a major engineering challenge. But while the project has been a tremendous success, further reductions in emissions and carbon intensity must surely come from increasing nuclear supply, the company tells Blue Skies China.
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China wins the cleantech crown
Written by Cadence Poon   
Jul 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM
China has become the world leader in cleantech sales, overtaking the US and the EU as the number one cleantech manufacturing region in terms of absolute sales, according to a report commissioned by WWF.
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Warships going green
Written by Cadence Poon   
Jul 13, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Blue Skies China took a tour of one of the US Navy’s leading nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in Hong Kong this week, witnessing one of the largest examples of a non-fossil fuelled strike force ahead of the Navy’s first extensive exercise into what it calls the “Great Green Fleet” in the Pacific Rim.
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Spotlight on China’s green building surge
Written by Administrator   
Jul 11, 2012 at 06:06 PM
A new report released by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) and the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) outlines best practices seen in Chinese building energy efficiency, highlighting the progress made in China and challenges ahead for a sustainable future in construction.
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Siemens enters Chinese offshore wind market
Written by Cadence Poon   
Jun 14, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Siemens' first offshore wind power outside Europe, the 50MW Jiangsu Rudong Offshore Wind Power Plant began operation last month.
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China clean energy sector : promising future
Written by Cadence Poon   
Jun 13, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Clean energy in China has a promising future, but on a longer timeframe than most investors might expect, according to Agnes Deng, Head of HK China equities for Baring Asset Management (Asia).
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尚德完成菲律宾最大型屋顶太阳能项目
Written by Cadence Poon   
Jun 08, 2012 at 03:46 PM
尚德电力完成马尼拉亚洲开发银行总部的571千瓦的屋顶太阳能安装工程,此太阳能系统每年将产生超过600兆瓦时电力,每年减少307吨二氧化碳。
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Suntech supplies largest Philippines rooftop solar project
Written by Cadence Poon   
Jun 07, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Suntech Power has supplied the Asian Development Bank Headquarters in Manila with a 571kW rooftop solar installation, the largest such project in the Philippines.
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China must boost patent quality, protection and use, says IP boss
Written by James Ockenden   
Dec 05, 2011 at 06:30 PM
China has much work to do in improving its intellectual property (IP) industry, according to Dr. Mao Jinsheng, director, Intellectual Property Development & Research Center, State IP Office.
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China calls on US, Vatican City & Andorra to commit to emissions reductions
Written by James Ockenden   
Nov 29, 2011 at 11:55 AM
China has called for developed countries outside the Kyoto protocol – ie, the US, Vatican City and Andorra – to make emission reduction commitments comparable with those made by countries inside the Kyoto protocol.
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Women’s entry into global boardrooms still slow
Written by James Ockenden   
Nov 24, 2011 at 05:12 PM
Women’s participation in corporate boardrooms is still well below parity, according to a new report from the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance, Women in the boardroom: A global perspective.
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Factory smoke proves valuable water source
Written by James Ockenden   
Jul 26, 2011 at 03:21 PM

A consortium led by Dutch energy consultant KEMA is seeking Chinese partners for demonstrating a new water capture technology, with the potential to turn power plants from water consumers into water producers.

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Update on climate talks
Written by Administrator   
Apr 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development has a good summary of the latest UN climate talks.
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Investing in China green: proceed with caution
Written by James Ockenden   
Feb 06, 2011 at 05:24 PM
Investors looking to cash in on China's green revolution should take a pause: deep rooted policy and production issues make the sector unstable, while individual stocks are at risk from over confidence and over supply. According to at least one private equity investor, the sector is overdue a correction – Blue Skies China looks at why green is no longer gold.
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Streamlined CDM could deliver Copenhagen targets
Written by James Ockenden   
Apr 09, 2010 at 12:50 AM
A streamlined Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) could provide the means for developing nations to deliver their promised carbon dioxide emission cuts, according to London-based energy consultancy Consilience Energy Advisory Group.
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