Belt & road news: China’s Coal Projects Outside its Borders

As China presses ahead with coal-fired power projects outside its own borders, environmental critics are calling for legal controls. Advocates argued that China’s draft energy law, which has been in the works since 2007, does not do enough to prevent pollution in countries that participate in China’s massive Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) to build… Continue reading Belt & road news: China’s Coal Projects Outside its Borders

„Neue Seidenstrasse“ in Südosteuropa: Klimaschutzmaßnahmen mit chinesischen Merkmalen?

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Von Wawa Wang, Senior Advisor to VedvarendeEnergi Anfang Juni dieser Woche trafen sich die EU und China, um Differenzen auszuräumen, unter anderem, wie EU-Vizepräsident Josep Borrell es ausdrückte, die „systemische Rivalität“ zwischen der EU und China. Chinas Botschafter bei der EU hingegen sagte ohne Umschweife, dass es keinen „grundlegenden Unterschied“ zwischen beiden gibt. Angesichts der… Continue reading „Neue Seidenstrasse“ in Südosteuropa: Klimaschutzmaßnahmen mit chinesischen Merkmalen?

Why must the EU solve Chinese coal problems in Southeast Europe?

In June, EU and China met to iron out their differences, chief among them, as the EU’s Vice-President Josef Borrell put it, the “systemic rivalry” between EU and China. China’s ambassador to the EU, on the other hand, minced his words and assured that there would be no “fundamental difference” between the two. Nevertheless, of all the important… Continue reading Why must the EU solve Chinese coal problems in Southeast Europe?

Kina bygger ny global kulindustri – stik imod klimamålene

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Kina satser massivt på vedvarende energi hjemme. Samtidigt investerer kinesiske banker og selskaber i nye kulkraftværker ude i verden – direkte i strid med Parisaftalen og de internationale klimamål. Wawa Wang, senior rådgiver hos VedvarendeEnergi, overvåger investeringer i kulindustrien og sætter globalt fokus på problemet.   I Branićevo i den sydøstlige del af Serbien ligger kulkraftværket Kostolac. Ikke langt derfra ligger et tæppe af skurvogne sig i sommeren 2017. Vognene fungerer som midlertidige hjem for hundredvis af kinesiske arbejdere, mens de arbejder… Continue reading Kina bygger ny global kulindustri – stik imod klimamålene

The problem with Tuzla 7 coal-fire power station

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Key concerns for the Tuzla 7 project There is an ongoing review by the Aarhus Convention Compliance Review Committee into Bosnia and Herzegovina’s refusal of access to justice.2 In 2019, the European Commissioner for Enlargement strongly criticized Bosnia and Herzegovina’s parliament for approving a state guarantee for a loan from China Eximbank.3 This guarantee would… Continue reading The problem with Tuzla 7 coal-fire power station