Author: marchowe

$100 Million Colorado Bike Program Launched

Via Bikocity: Colorado hopes to become America’s “best state for biking” with the launch of a $100 million scheme to foster the usage of pedal-powered transportation via heavy investment in cycling infrastructure. States Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled the ambitious public-private project to spend in excess of $100 million over the next four years on encouraging bike usage … [continued]

China’s Offshore Wind Growth Surges 487.9%

The latest data from China’s leading industry body for the wind power sector indicates that the country’s offshore wind capacity posted a surge in growth last year. The 2014 China Wind Power Installation Capacity Statistics (2014年中国风电装机容量统计) just released by the Chinese Wind Energy Association indicate that in 2014 China added a total … [continued]

China Prioritizes Clean Energy For Public Transport

The Chinese government hopes to dramatically increase the usage of alternative energy within the automotive industry by compelling the public sector’s own vehicle fleet to take the lead in the adoption of cleaner, more sustainable technologies. China’s Ministry of Transportation has just released its Implementation Opinions Concerning Hastening the Promotion … [continued]

China Three Gorges Builds Its First Wind Farm in Pakistan

The China Three Gorges Corporation has official wrapped up construction work on its first wind farm in Pakistan, as part of vigorous efforts by the state-owned renewable energy giant to expand into the South Asian market. Total investment for the Three Gorges wind farm in Pakistan was $130 million, for the creation of total installed capacity of … [continued]

China Introduces 70% Solar Subsidy For The Poor

Disadvantaged energy users in China could receive a subsidy of as high as 70% for the installation of solar power facilities. China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has just released its General Outline for the Solar Power Disadvantaged Support Implementation Plan (Trial) (光伏扶贫实施方案编制大纲(试行))  which envisages a raft of policy measures for expediting the … [continued]

Beijing Hopes To Quadruple New Energy Vehicles In 2015

A leading figure in China’s automobile industry has announced that Beijing plans to quadruple the number of new energy cars on its roads this year, by both expanding the development of charging infrastructure and the usage of such vehicles by the government. Xu Heyi, chairman of state-owned automobile giant Beijing Automotive Group, … [continued]

Western Shaanxi Becomes A Mecca For Wind Power

China’s north-western province of Shaanxi has given the green light to a batch of new wind power projects in an area that’s fast emerging as one of the country’s inland clean energy hubs. The People’s Daily reports that Shaanxi’s development and reform commission has given the go-ahead to a pair of 100-megawatt (MW) … [continued]