China Renewable Energy

China in 2017 Continued to Position Itself for Global Clean Energy Dominance

As U.S. Steps Aside, Beijing’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ Gains Traction China continued to be the world’s dominant force in the building and financing of clean energy technology globally in 2017, according to a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, “China 2017 Review: World’s Second-Biggest Economy…

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NASA Study: Proof of Ozone Hole Recovery

For the first time, scientists have shown through direct satellite observations of the ozone hole that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion. Measurements show that the decline in chlorine, resulting from an international ban on chlorine-containing man-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), has resulted in about 20 percent less ozone depletion…

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Arctic saw second warmest year on record

A NOAA-sponsored report shows that the warming trend transforming the Arctic persisted in 2017, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects. Now in its 12th year, the Arctic Report Card, released today at the annual American Geophysical Union…