Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Although China may be a recent arrival in the “Big Power Club,” it is a very old, and wise culture. They have developed their nation to this point on the profound understanding that the average voter in the western world is basically a moron whose main life interest is in next week’s pay-packet. Why should you let this (more…)
Friday, August 12th, 2011
First, the bad news – China’s constrained rare earth supplies will be an “irreversible trend” and prices will remain at high levels, according to Zhang Zhong, general manager of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech Co.
Zhang should know, as his concern is China’s (more…)
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
A July Greenpeace report shows that the toxic chemicals in Chinese water systems aren’t always the fault of Chinese officials and factory managers (who sometimes face death if convicted of negligence).
Instead, they are the result of Western firms working in China and, intentionally or inadvertently, driving (more…)
Monday, August 8th, 2011
China’s government has introduced a unified grid solar power tariff, which analysts believe may produce a quickened pace for introducing solar power to private residences, along with boosting the stock of companies involved in solar development.
According to the National Development and Reform (more…)
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Seeking to quell fears among its trading partners, Beijing has announced that it will keep its 2011 rare earths export quota at 2010 levels.
China currently supplies 97 percent of the world’s rare earth elements and has gained its market dominance by cutting prices of the materials. China (more…)
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Last week, Bloomberg reported that Siemens AG is launching a new effort aimed at reducing its dependence on Chinese rare earth minerals. Like other major wind turbine manufacturers, Siemens is heavily dependent upon China for metals such as dysprosium and neodymium. These specific metals (more…)
Friday, July 8th, 2011
Every day we read about the global dominance that China is achieving in cleantech, and wish the US could get on the stick as well. Here’s a wonderful presentation by HSBC that explicates China’s commitment to green technologies nicely.
China’s 12th Five Year Plan includes seven Strategic (more…)
Friday, July 1st, 2011
In the last decade, the United States have been continuing to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels by investing into clean technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Because of such, the United States has been able to make the country a lot healthier, decreasing fossil fuel usage, and (more…)
Monday, June 27th, 2011
Many western analysts have described the post-Soviet tussle for Caspian and Central Asian energy reserves as the new “Great Game, except this time around, Russia is facing the U.S. rather than the British empire.
To a dispassionate outside observer however, what (more…)
Friday, June 24th, 2011
OPEL Solar Asia (OSA), a supplier of high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar panels and other solar power products earlier this week announced a second deal for its HCPV panels and dual axis trackers in China.
The company signed an agreement with a second of (more…)