Entries Tagged as 'Energy'

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

6 Things to Know About China’s Power Sector Reform

If you follow China’s energy news, I’m sure by now you’ve heard of China’s “Document No. 9” on deepening power sector reform released last week by the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the State Council. You can read a RAP analysis that gives an overview of the reform policy. Here I want to point out […]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

What’s China’s Plan for its Energy and Environment?

Initial reports from China’s National People’s Congress are now available. (See links below for English and Chinese versions) Some key points related to energy and environment: 2015 GDP growth target: around 7% Expand electricity price reform pilot program (i.e.from Shenzhen and west Inner Mongolia to more cities/ regions), promote agricultural water price reform, complete energy […]

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Powerful Documentary about China Smog

Former celebrity TV anchor Chai Jing, quit her job after her baby daughter was born with lung tumor, and after a year of rigorous investigation, launched this 1 hour 40 minutes documentary about China’s smog: what is smog? Where does it come from? What do we do from here? It is very powerful in many […]

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Energy News 9-10-2014

Houston Chronicle – Two more LNG projects cross finish line for exports The Department of Energy has authorized the Cameron LNG project in southwestern Louisiana as well as a much smaller Florida facility. With this approval, these plants become just the second and third facilities in the United States approved to export LNG. The Cameron […]

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

3 Things to Know about the Russia-China Gas Deal

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Russia-China gas deal that is estimated at $400 billion over the course of 30 years, starting in 2018. There are also a lot of speculations and confusion over the term of the deal, who has got the upper hand, etc. I’d like to chime in on a few […]

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Middle East and the Global Energy Picture

I’m jotting down a few things about the Middle East and global energy demand/ security that occurred to me while writing of the briefing books for the Doha Energy Forum on energy efficiency, solar and other alternative energies. By the way, if you come across any good reports/ papers on these subjects, please send them my way. […]

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Shale Gas in China: Development and Challenges

Just finished writing a report on Shale Gas in China, in which I gave an overview of China’s shale gas exploration and development, mapped out joint China and foreign activities in this space, and analyzed some challenges issues – environmental constraints, technology and personnel shortage, pipeline access issues, land/ mineral rights management, and pricing/market mechanism. The […]

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

China: Decisive Move on Coal Power, Heavy Industries; Another Boost for PV/Clean Energy and Public Transportation

On Friday June 14th, China’s State Council established ten measures to combat air pollution and proposed ways to strengthen China’s PV industry. Here are some of my thoughts, and I did a full translation of the texts at the end of the post for your reference. 1. The set of 10 air pollution measures are […]

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Key Issues in US/World Energy

I attended several interesting energy conferences in the past week, including Energy Innovation 2013 and a two-day private meeting at Brookings (which is why I can’t make references as to who made which remarks). Here’s a run down of the key issues discussed in these conferences. Do you agree or disagree with some of these […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

NEA Releases 12th FYP for Solar Power Development

The Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) just unveiled the Twelfth Five Year Plan for Solar Power Development (“The Plan”), in which it laid out the general principals, overall goals, and key tasks for China’s solar energy development. The Plan set the goal at 21 GW solar installation capacity by 2015, with an annual power generation of […]