Who Has Planted the Most Carbon-storing Trees? China’s ‘Green Great Wall’ Takes the Prize

HONG KONG — After improving energy efficiency, piloting emissions trading and ramping up renewable energy expansion, China has also been moving on another frontier needed to help ease global warming. According to a study published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, the total amount of carbon stored in all …

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Poor Installation, Grid Constraints and Defective Panels Plague China’s Huge Solar Program

China has bet on solar energy as a cleaner alternative to coal, but whether installed solar panels can meet the country’s need for energy is becoming a troubling question. China had installed nearly 19.5 gigawatts of solar panels as of the end of 2013. However, “many solar installations failed to …

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