Category: China

World’s largest solar manufacturer to cut one-third of workforce

China’s Longi looks to slash costs as renewable energy sector faces tough headwinds from inflationThe world’s largest solar manufacturer has slashed nearly a third of its workforce after a cost-cutting drive that included telling staff to only print in…

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World’s renewable energy capacity grew at record pace in 2023

IEA report says 50% growth last year keeps hope of achieving Cop28 climate target of tripling clean energy capacityGlobal renewable energy capacity grew by the fastest pace recorded in the last 20 years in 2023, which could put the world within reach o…

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Cop28: China ‘would like to see agreement to substitute renewables for fossil fuels’

But country’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, would not say whether it would support phase-out wording in climate dealCop28 live – latest updatesChina would like to see nations agree to substitute renewable energy for fossil fuels, the country’s chief clim…

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From China’s emissions to Australia’s offshore windfarms, things are moving on climate – some even in the right direction | Adam Morton

There is an unprecedented global swing towards solar and wind power under wayIf you’re searching for some hope on the climate crisis before the Cop28 UN meeting in Dubai this month, try this: China may be changing direction on pollution earlier than ex…

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China’s carbon emissions set for structural decline from next year

Emissions by world’s most polluting country could peak this year after surge in clean energy investmentsChina’s carbon emissions could peak this year before falling into a structural decline for the first time from next year after a record surge in cle…

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Europe and the US should work with China. Joint climate action could be a win-win

From deals on electric cars to investment in solar panels, there is room for all sides in the global green industrial revolutionOur polarised world is failing to tackle the climate crisis at the required speed. The only way to reverse this catastrophic…

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Australia warned of ‘over-mining’ risk in race to secure minerals needed for clean energy

Research says mining boom to support renewable energy risks ‘significant social and environmental damage’Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastIn the high-stak…

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