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First 30 Days: China’s REC Market Saw Weak Demand

China’s governmental voluntary REC market or ‘green certificates’ was officially launched on July 1st, 2017. About 230,000 RECs from 20 utility-scale wind and solar projects (only one solar) have been listed on the official trading platform (www.greenenergy.org.cn) amounting to 230 million kWh of renewable energy, tiny when compared to the 20 billion kWh of renewable […]

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168 Hours on 100% Renewables

168 Hours on 100% Renewables: Qinghai’s Trail Means More Potential for Governments and Companies to Go Green. For seven days — from June 17th to 23rd — China’s Qinghai province ran on 100% renewable energy, including solar, wind, and hydropower. During that time, the province generated 1.1 billion kilowatt hours of energy for over 5.6 […]

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Future Energy: China leads world in solar power production

Article originally published in the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40341833 Ten years ago, Geof Moser had just graduated with a master’s degree in solar energy from Arizona State University – but he didn’t feel much opportunity lay at his feet in his home country. So he headed for China. “The solar industry was fairly small and there weren’t a […]

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China Paves Way to Allow Clean Energy Purchase from Nearby Distributed Sources

Corporations keen to source clean energy understand the advantages of distributed generation. Apple, a leader in corporate renewable energy purchase, wrote in its Environmental Responsibility Report that “Apple’s renewable energy approach goes a step further to make sure we ‘deposit’ on the same grid as the energy we are ‘withdrawing.’” This preference is because distributed […]