Offshore wind farms could power much of coastal China

Sciencedaily.com

February 21, 2020

Source: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Summary:If China is to meet and exceed its Paris Climate Agreement goal by 2030, it’s going to need to find a way to increase its wind capacity. Researchers found that offshore wind could be a big part of the solution.

Under the Paris Climate Agreement, China committed to rely on renewable resources for 20 percent of its energy needs by 2030. Currently, the country is on track to double that commitment, aiming to hit 40 percent by the next decade. Wind power is critical to achieving that goal. Over the past 20 years, China’s wind power capacity has exploded from 0.3 gigawatts to 161 gigawatts.

But, in recent years, that growth has slowed and the hopes for China’s wind-powered future have dampened.

Why? Location, location, location. Tiếp tục đọc “Offshore wind farms could power much of coastal China”

Khơi nguồn năng lượng biển Việt Nam

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Việt Nam còn rất nhiều tiềm năng năng lượng biển chưa khai phá, cho một tương lai môi trường ít phát thải, giảm ô nhiễm…

Quyết tâm khơi nguồn năng lượng biển

Biến đổi khí hậu, phát thải nhà kính từ các hoạt động sản xuất đang khiến cho Việt Nam khó khăn hơn khi tiếp cận mục tiêu thiên niên kỷ là đảm bảo phát triển kinh tế trong môi trường mang tính bền vững. Một giải pháp hoàn hảo được không ít các chuyên gia, nhà khoa học khuyến nghị hiện nay chính là hãy tận dụng nguồn năng lượng tái tạo.
Tiếp tục đọc “Khơi nguồn năng lượng biển Việt Nam”

Banks need to take Belt and Road environmental risks seriously

China’s banks supporting BRI projects should apply environmental risk-management policies and oversight, says Divya Narain

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Rice harvesting near Vientiane in Laos. The pillars will support the Nam Khone bridge, the longest on the China–Laos high-speed railway (Image: Surya Chuen / China Dialogue)

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is intended to catalyse the economies of countries around the globe.

Yet BRI projects overlap some of the most ecologically fragile places on earth. The multi-trillion-dollar initiative – to build transcontinental networks of roads, railways and ports, studded with dams, mines, power plants, and solar and wind farms – has its environmental impacts. These include air and water pollution, soil contamination and erosion, habitat and wildlife loss. Tiếp tục đọc “Banks need to take Belt and Road environmental risks seriously”