SHANGHAI, Jan. 22 (SMM) –
Changchun’s Air Quality Five Times Worse than PM2.5, MEP Takes Emergency Measures
The air quality in Changchun’s downtown has been declining since January 10, arousing nationwide concerns. It was reported January 9 that Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) at all levels in Changchun has taken emergency measures to deal with severe air pollution in the city.
Renewable Energy to Develop in Full Swing in 2013
The renewable energy industry has been developing in full swing worldwide over the past few years. Globally, the installed capacity of wind and solar energy hit 307 GW in 2011, up from 50 GW in 2004, while total investment in renewable energy sector hit USD 280 billion in 2011. There are more bright numbers out there. New wind-turbine installation in the US actually outpaced the installation of new natural gas capacity—despite the shale gas boom, which has pushed down the price of natural gas. New wind capacity reached 6,519 MW as of November 30, 2012, just edging out gas capacity and more than doubling new coal installations. Meanwhile, new solar capacity in the U.S. reached nearly 2,000 MW, beating out 2011′s numbers.
Xiangtan’s Yuetang District Shut down 16 Polluting Enterprises
The MEP of Xiangtan City’s Yuetang District announced January 18 it shut down eight chemical enterprises and another eight enterprises with outdated capacity in its jurisdiction last year. Among those halted enterprises are medium and large chemical enterprises and small brick and paper factories.
Xingtai to Build 61 Pollution Control Projects to Improve Air Quality
Six major enterprises in Xingtai City, Henan province will invest RMB 613 million to build 61 pollution treatment projects this year. Once completed, 9,430 mt of SO2, 21,688 mt of NOx and 4,275 mt of smoke and dust will be reduced each year, down 54.2% YoY, 66% YoY, and 63.4% YoY, respectively, and this will greatly improve air quality in the city.
Industrial Energy-Saving Service & Development Forum Held in Beijing
The Industrial Energy-Saving Service & Development Forum was held at the Beijing International Conference Center on January 16, 2013. The forum was sponsored by ESCO Committee of China Energy Conservation Association (EMCA) and co-organized by Beijing Dynamic Power and Guangdong Di’ao Technology & Engineering.
PM2.5 Promises New Opportunities for New Energy Sector
The PM2.5 has made people realize that the only efficient way to make environment more suitable for living is to make full use of new energy. With stimulus measures at national level, renovation at enterprises and support by local government, bright prospect is expected in new energy sector.