China to shut down 1700 small collieries

China’s work safety watchdog on Thursday vowed to close over 1,700 accident-prone small coal mines in a bid to enhance safety and reduce casualties. Yang Dongliang, head of the State Administration of Work Safety, said collieries with an annual capacity under 90,000 tonnes will be shut down in 50 coal-rich counties in 12 provincial-level regions. […]

China cuts retail oil prices

China cuts retail oil prices

Cuts in the retail price of gasoline by 245 yuan per tonne (39.80 U.S. dollars) and that of diesel by 235 yuan from Tuesday, were announced by China’s top economic planner on Monday. The adjustment means the benchmark retail prices drop by 0.18 yuan per liter for gas and 0.2 yuan per liter for diesel, […]

China’s LED industry brightens up

China’s growing demand for greener illumination gave the country’s light emitting diode (LED) makers an easy time this year with good profits in the first half of 2014. Of 38 listed LED makers to publish semiannual financial results, 31 reported improved performance. The net profits of 12 companies grew by more than 50 percent. HC […]

Chinese FM confirms drilling off Xisha completed

A drilling operation by the HYSY 981 rig has been completed off a Xisha island in the South China Sea, China’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday. Quoting China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and China Oilfield Services Limited, ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the Chinese companies began the drilling operation off Zhongjian Island, one of the […]

25 killed in SW China colliery accident

The death toll from a coal mine accident that occurred last week in southwest China’s Guizhou Province rose to 25 after the bodies of four missing miners were retrieved, local authorities said Monday. An outburst of coal and gas at the Machang Coal Mine, which belongs to the Gemudi Company of the Guizhou Water & […]

China to boost coalbed gas sector

China will earmark more funds and roll out favorable policies to further exploit its coalbed methane reserves amid increased efforts to step up new energy exploration, the central government has said. The Chinese government will allocate more money from the central budget and encourage the inflow of private capital for this emerging energy sector, according […]

China targets 20-percent growth in nuclear power installation

China’s plan to raise installed nuclear power capacity by 20 percent this year indicated the country is developing nuclear power in a safe and efficient way, a senior energy executive has said. Nuclear power totaling 3.24 gigawatts (GW) will be added in 2013, according to a report of the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s […]

Chongqing household power consumption declines

Chongqing Electric Power Corp.(the Corporation) issued the change of household power consumption after the implementation of multi-step electricity prices in July, 2012, on February 22, 2013. The average consumption amount hit 199 KWH in 2012, down 9.5% year on year. The execution of multi-step electricity prices policy does promote the electricity conservation and bring about […]

Chongqing to build 30 electric vehicle charging stations

Chongqing will construct one charging station for pure electric vehicls and ten for hybrid-power vehicles with tens of millions yuan in 2013, according to Chongqing Electric Power Corp. on February 22. For the promotion of new energy vehicles, Chongqing is to build 30 charging stations and 1,000 auto charging piles in total for the 30,000 […]

Chongqing’s electricity goes green

The total power consumption of Chongqing in 2012 hit 54 billion KWH, according to Chongqing Electric Power Corp. on February 22, 2013, and 44.77% of which was clean energy generated from hydro and wind power. The figure is far above China’s average clean energy rate of 30%. Chongqing Electric Power Corp. has saved 14 million […]

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