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China’s Coal-Powered Grid Negates the Green Benefits of Electric Vehicles

China’s Coal-Powered Grid Negates the Green Benefits of Electric Vehicles

If any other country in the world was to announce plans to get 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, it would be a massive environmental victory -- except in China. Despite the Chinese

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Team China Fuses High & Low Tech With The Y Container Solar Decathlon House

Team China Fuses High & Low Tech With The Y Container Solar Decathlon House

Tonji University is no stranger to the Decathlon -- their Bambu House turned a lot of heads last year in Barcelona with an aggressive bamboo façade and structure. This year the team is using common

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China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

A new study shows that between 1992 and 2007 emissions in China nearly tripled. The study explores not only the emissions but their causes and revealed something interesting, in the past two decades

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House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Says US Can’t Compete With China on Green Jobs

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Says US Can’t Compete With China on Green Jobs

Cliff Stearns (R-FL) is the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - and he believes we're just not going to make it in this clean energy race. Yesterday

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China Halts 80% of High-Speed Rail Projects Following Devastating Crash

China Halts 80% of High-Speed Rail Projects Following Devastating Crash

China's 200-mile-per-hour high-speed rail system was the envy of the world until a terrible crash earlier this year killed 40 people and injured another 200 in the southern city of Wenzhou. The safety

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Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally recently told Bloomberg News that the company is thinking of producing electric vehicles in China with their Chinese auto partner Changan Automobile Group. Ford is

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Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

The Y Container allows residents to live just about anywhere freely, with self sufficient off-grid energy sources and a lightweight mobile design. The home has three verandas that face the surrounding

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Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block Tops Off in Chengdu, China

Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block Tops Off in Chengdu, China

The project is slated to achieve LEED Gold. The design includes, amongst many other things, a sizable ground source heat pump consisting of 480 wells to provide heating and cooling for the complex. Sliced

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Solar Industry Responsible for Dumping 2.4 Million Tons of Lead on China and India

Solar Industry Responsible for Dumping 2.4 Million Tons of Lead on China and India

It turns out that some members of the solar panel manufacturing industry might actually be doing harm while advancing renewable energy by dumping millions of tons of lead into the environment in China and

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Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Chinese environmental groups are accusing Apple, Inc. of turning a blind eye to the widespread pollution caused by the company's Chinese supply chain. A new 46-page study issued yesterday details the

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Shenzhen’s New Bao’an Stadium Evokes the Greenery of China’s Bamboo Forests

Shenzhen’s New Bao’an Stadium Evokes the Greenery of China’s Bamboo Forests

Located in the Bao'an District, the new stadium was designed as a perfect circle to fit within the urban space without any specific orientation. Access into the stadium can be gained from almost every

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The World’s Largest Solar Energy Office Building Shines in China

The World’s Largest Solar Energy Office Building Shines in China

The design of the new building is based on the sun dial and "underlines the urgency of seeking renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels." Aside from the obvious sustainable nature of the solar

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All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

The museum was built in a field next to Xinzhuang Village at the foot of Yummnan's Gaoligaong Mountain. There it acts as an extension to the homes, where making paper is a fixture of daily life, creating

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China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

You may have thought we were years away from people accepting electric cars, much less driverless ones like the Prius fleet Google has been testing on Nevada's roads. But China has now stepped into the

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The Water House Showcases Local Materials and Traditional Techniques in China

The Water House Showcases Local Materials and Traditional Techniques in China

The old town of Lijiang was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site back in 1997 and is known for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. Cobblestone streets and over 350 bridges connect the city, which is

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“The Big Dig” in China is a Ginormous Green Hole in the Ground

“The Big Dig” in China is a Ginormous Green Hole in the Ground

These Chinese spectators staring at "The Big Dig" exhibit at the Xi'an International Horticultural Expo are clearly wondering why there is a giant hole in the ground - and so, probably, are you. German

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Greenpeace Links Nike and Adidas to Toxic River Polluters in China

Greenpeace Links Nike and Adidas to Toxic River Polluters in China

Talk about dirty laundry. Enviro-watchdog Greenpeace recently nabbed Nike and Adidas for working with Chinese factories responsible for washing heavy metals and hormone-disrupting substances in the

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China Launches Trial Electric Taxi Program in Shenzhen

China Launches Trial Electric Taxi Program in Shenzhen

China a world leader in clean vehicle production?  Well, that’s the aim. As China moves to reduce their swelling greenhouse gas emissions, the central government has announced they will commit

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China Plans To Clone The Entire Village of Hallstatt, Austria

China Plans To Clone The Entire Village of Hallstatt, Austria

This won't be the first time that China has pinned its sights on a European village and set about building an exact replica of it in their own country. But their latest  effort to do so may be the most

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China Launches Plan to Extend High-Speed Rail Across Asia!

China Launches Plan to Extend High-Speed Rail Across Asia!

Last year we reported on China's plans to extend its high-speed rail network all the way to Europe, and today the country announced that the first step of this grand plan is underway with work in

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China Says It Will Double Its Solar Power Output By 2015

China Says It Will Double Its Solar Power Output By 2015

China is already leading the solar energy production market, but it looks like it is going to expand its lead with plans to increase its solar energy output to 10GW by 2015. China is also one of the most

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China’s Wind Power Capacity Grew More than 60% in the First Quarter of 2011

China’s Wind Power Capacity Grew More than 60% in the First Quarter of 2011

In 2010, China overtook the United States in installed wind power capacity when they reached the 42,287 megawatt benchmark. With their wind power capacity already up 60% in the first quarter of 2011, and

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MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV focuses on achieving excellent energy ratings, and the CAM Museum is no different.  The sleek aerodynamic design creates even wind pressure, and a lower need for air conditioning. The interior is

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China Doubles 2020 Solar Power Target to 50 GW

China Doubles 2020 Solar Power Target to 50 GW

China just announced that it has more than doubled its target goal for solar power generation over the next decade in an effort to decrease dependency on nuclear power in light of the recent crisis in

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Surprise! China’s Energy Consumption Will Stabilize in 2050

Surprise! China’s Energy Consumption Will Stabilize in 2050

Contrary to popular belief, new research by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that China's energy consumption will start to level out around 2030 and eventually stabilize in 2050. In 2007

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Foster + Partners Break Ground on Naturally Cooled CITIC Skyscraper In China

Foster + Partners Break Ground on Naturally Cooled CITIC Skyscraper In China

The tower will sit near the Qian Jiang River in the new city center, measuring in at 99 meters so as not to overwhelm its neighbors. While modest in size, the 22 story tower is not so in terms of design.

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Mentougou: Eriksson Architects Unveils Geodesic Gemstone Eco Valley for China

Mentougou: Eriksson Architects Unveils Geodesic Gemstone Eco Valley for China

The 100 sq km development will include space for 9 environmental research institutes and companies and a city center and smaller residential villages with enough housing for 50,000 people. Public

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China Plans to Cut Nuclear, Boost Solar Power Because of Japan Crisis

China Plans to Cut Nuclear, Boost Solar Power Because of Japan Crisis

In the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis, China has decided to cut nuclear power and increase solar power.

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SBA Design Unveils Self-Sufficient City of the Future for China

SBA Design Unveils Self-Sufficient City of the Future for China

China pumped €300 billion into its 2010 energy consumption goals, and it may be the only country on earth to have actually met them. This is partially thanks to strict environmental requirements for new

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Nanjing, China Master Plan Could Be Largest Green Development In the World

Nanjing, China Master Plan Could Be Largest Green Development In the World

The new city is set to be built on a combination of greenfields and existing industrial low lands. It has been planned to respect the history and culture of Nanjing while also projecting a modern and

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