China

Why has Canada banned Chinese mining investments?

Canada has become the latest country to announce protectionist measures to block ownership by Chinese companies of local companies. On…

Opinion: The Western world must end China’s stranglehold of rare earths

Europe has made itself vulnerable to natural resource blackmail by becoming so dependent on a dictatorship; in this case, natural…

Aluminium production is critical for the energy transition but hamstrung by high electricity costs

The energy transition is driving a huge surge in demand for aluminium, but the industry is facing huge capacity constraints…

What has happened to China’s global coal financing?

In September 2021, Chinese President Xi Jinping made history when he told the UN General Assembly China would build “no…

Weekly data: Renewables industry now employs 0.7% of the workforce in EU and China

The renewable energy transition will bring many tangible benefits beyond the immediate job of tackling climate change, from cleaner air in…

Could a Chinese invasion of Taiwan derail the net-zero transition?

“We won’t be able to confront climate change if the US and China don’t work together,” Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal…

China’s Mingyang to power global growth of offshore wind – IEEFA

The much-anticipated overseas expansion of Chinese offshore wind giant Mingyang could provide an important boost for the global supply of…

Could the Ukraine crisis herald a rebirth for nuclear power?

In March 1974, French Prime Minister Pierre Messmer took to national television. Military conflict to Europe’s east had been brought…

China readies for post-2025 green hydrogen boom

The unveiling in late March by China’s top planning body of a hydrogen development plan that runs through 2035 and…

China freezes out 12.8GW of overseas coal projects

China’s “no new coal overseas” policy is already impacting the world’s coal power pipeline. Approximately 12.8GW of China-backed overseas coal projects…