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New Energy Economy #4


New Energy Economy

January 25 · Issue #4 · View online

Transformations in clean energy

The China Edition
China leads the world in solar panel production, wind turbine production, installed wind power capacity, and installed solar capacity. At the same time it’s also the largest emitter of carbon dioxide, largest consumer of coal, and largest energy consumer, period. More dramatically than any other country, they are in the midst of a profound transformation to a new paradigm.
China’s energy transition has been jolted by an entrenched and politically powerful coal industry and overcapacity in both coal and and clean energy, but their most recent five year plan spells out a continued emphasis on clean energy, in stark contrast to what we’ve seen so far from the Trump administration. The idea that such a massive shift could be anything other than two-forward, one-back is unrealistic; reports of a transition being dead are are greatly exaggerated. The country is leading the worldwide shift to a clean energy economy; in that sense, every edition is the China edition.

China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology
China’s Ambitious New Clean Energy Targets
Why China Is Dominating the Solar Industry
China Cancels 103 Coal Plants, Mindful of Smog and Wasted Capacity
It Can Power a Small Nation. But This Wind Farm in China Is Mostly Idle
Global Clean Energy Investment Fell 18% in 2016 With Slowdown in China
China’s Huadian Fuxin looks overseas for new clean energy investments
China targets aggressive coal capacity cuts to 2020
Hydro expansion will fail without energy market reform
China's Oil Collapse Is Unintentionally Helping OPEC
Chinese renewable energy advocate wins international prize
Xi at Davos Urges Trump to Stay in ‘Hard Won’ Paris Climate Deal
Five Links
☀️️ The Longyangxia Dam Solar Park is the largest solar plant in the world, at 850 MWp. [Wikipedia]
🚘 China is the largest EV market in the world. [Electrek]
🕑 China is the largest producer of smart meters in the world, with 68% of global installations. [TD World]
🌍 China is the largest new power contractor in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 30% of greenfield projects. 56% of those use renewable sources. [IEA] 
🇵🇭 In the Philippines, China is building the largest renewable energy project to date in that country. [Philippine Daily Inquirer]
Bonus link: 🎅 China both produces and burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. [China Dialogue]
Jan 23-25 !ntelect 2017, New Delhi, India
Jan 31-Feb 7: DistribuTECH, San Diego, CA
Feb 14-16: GreenBiz17, Phoenix, AZ
February 13-14: Solar Power Northeast, Boston, MA
March 8-9: Clean Energy Finance Europe 2017, Frankfurt, Germany
March 8-9: California’s Distributed Energy Future 2017, San Francisco, CA
Mar 28-30: World CTX 2017, Beijing, China
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