China Limits Cars and Closes Factories in Smog Red Alert

The number of cars on roads was limited and factories were temporarily shut in some northern Chinese cities on Monday to reduce pollution during a national smog red alert. More than 700 companies stopped production in Beijing and traffic police were restricting drivers by monitoring numberplates, state media reported. In …

Beijing Smog: Pollution Red Alert Declared in China Capital and 21 Other Cities

Beijing authorities have declared a five-day pollution “red alert”, shutting schools, ordering thousands of vehicles off the roads and telling residents to stay indoors, after the Chinese capital was enveloped by a shroud of toxic smog that is expected to linger until Wednesday. The warning – the first since Beijing’s …

China’s Crazy Smog-Sucking Vacuum Tower is Actually Working

Studio Roosegaarde‘s smog-sucking vacuum tower is actually cleaning up the air in China. The Smog Free Tower has been installed in Beijing, a city notorious for its air pollution, and the country’s Ministry of Environmental Protection recently announced the air around the tower is in fact 55 percent cleaner than …

Beijing Bans Highly Polluting Cars During Smog Alerts

Next year, Beijing will ban highly polluting old cars from being driven whenever air-quality alerts are issued in the city or neighbouring regions, according to its environmental protection bureau. China has adopted various measures over the years to reduce the smog shrouding many of the country’s northern cities in winter, …

Another Strong Year for China’s Wind Industry

The proposal for new feed-in tariffs for onshore wind in the draft NEA decree: The Chinese wind market continued to power ahead during the first half of 2016. According to the Chinese Wind Energy Association’s unofficial estimate, H1 installations were 9-10 GW, which indicates that this year’s total should be …

China’s Oil Production Tanks, Foreign Oil Dependency Nightmare Intensifies

It might seem disingenuous to call any country’s foreign oil dependency a nightmare, but that’s exactly what it is. A myriad of problems stem from foreign oil dependency, ranging from a massive transfer of wealth, to securing vital supply lines and shipping lanes to other geopolitical considerations. As a major …