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Electric Car-Sharing Program Launches in China

Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing company that took over Uber's China business two years ago, is preparing an app that allows members to use their vehicles in a new 'energy car-sharing' scheme.
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Threat to 23,000 US Jobs amid Trump Solar Tax

Solar tariffs set to be introduced by the Trump administration will come with the loss of 23,000 US jobs in the first year alone, and significant setbacks in clean energy adoption.
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China’s New Recycling Policies May Spark an International Waste Crisis

The current state of North American recycling results in much of our recyclables being shipped to China for processing. But a new policy being implemented by China is going to place much stricter controls on...
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China Leads World’s Renewable Energy Investment

As the United States dropped out of the Paris climate accord, China has become the global trendsetter in renewable energy. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis revealed the country cemented its leadership qualities with...
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Shenzhen’s Bus Fleet Will be Completely Electric by Year’s End

The city of Shenzhen, China already has the largest electric bus fleet in the world, but by the end of this year it will also be entirely electric. In the video above, you can...
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How “Sponge Cities” Are Helping to Curb Effects of Climate Change

Sponge cities are becoming the latest trend in urban design to help curb the effects of climate change. A sponge city is a city that's "designed to passively absorb, clean and use rainfall in an ecologically friendly...
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China is Testing an Electric Train That Drives With No Track

The latest form of electric transportation being tested in China is unlike anything that’s ever been seen before: a train that runs on a virtual track. As you can see in the video above, the...
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In China, low-speed electric vehicles are driving high-speed urbanisation

As nations around the world struggle to halt the Earth’s rising temperature, China has made the transition to low-carbon transport a priority. As part of the effort to develop low-emission vehicles, national electric car...
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For China, climate change is no hoax – it’s a business and political opportunity

In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, China sent some of its clearest signals yet that it will continue to pursue an international leadership role on issues including climate. At an international...
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China Chooses Solar Power for Airship in Near Space

China has recently launched a gigantic airship into near space from Mongolia. The helium-filled airship has been positioned near the top of the Earth's atmosphere. It took no fuel to ascend that high into near space....

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