Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

China’s Eco-Cities Need to Do More than Win Awards

Friday, October 14, 2011 20:40 Comments Off

Last month while being interviewed for the New York Times piece China’s City of the Future Rises on a Wasteland, I was asked about the importance of China’s eco-city planning… What should be the goal of an eco-city and why are they important to China? To me, this was perhaps one of the more important […]

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Urbanization in China Will (Naturally) Increase Per Capita Emission

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 13:55 Comments Off

There was a time where China could legitimately stand up and say that they were “cleaner” than everyone else, and use a per capita statistic to back that information up. Over the years though, it has grown tougher because the audience (1) began adjusting for the fact that China had hundreds of millions of farmers […]

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Understanding the Systems We Aim to Fix

Sunday, September 18, 2011 16:54 Comments Off

With the conversations around systems and sustainability still largely a moving a target that bounces between emotional polar bears and destructive weather systems, I honestly cannot think of a better time for a focus on understanding the systems that exist in our economy, the impact of our economy on our environmental systems, and taking steps […]

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Is China Ready for Online Donation Platforms?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 23:33 Comments Off

While reading the recent news that Shanghai based Social Venture Group (SVG) will be launching their most recent project, a website called China Charity Gift to facilitate donations to seven China based charities. It was a project that I know they have been working on for a while now and while taking a sneak peak […]

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Keeping Sustainability in Context

Thursday, August 12, 2010 22:10 Comments Off

Apologies for the long absence. As some of you might have guessed, it has been a busy summer with things here at CGC, and it has been a struggle to keep up with my daily responsibilities.. For my first post back (and I do have more posted planned), I wanted to load up some notes […]

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Chinese Management Rare Earth Metals

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 11:47 Comments Off

6 months ago when it became clear that China was going to act in a manner that defended its reserves or rare metals, it provided an opportunity perhaps the first public discussion on the fact that our reliance on these metals stretched beyond the traditional need. That, while we were planning a transition to the […]

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Shanghai EXPO Buses are Unveiled.

Friday, April 16, 2010 0:39 Comments Off

With less than 2 weeks to go, things on the EXPO site are starting to take shape, and one of the recent highlights was the unveiling of the EXPO buses that are going to be on site moving the estimated 400,000 – 600,000 daily visitors around the site: The first batch of 40 passenger buses […]

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Shanghai EXPO: Keeping Sustainability In Context

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 17:56 2 Comments

With less than a month to go to Shanghai EXPO, I have been receiving a number of requests for my opinion on the “sustainability” of the EXPO itself. It is a subject I addressed for the first time while speaking at a Net Impact event, and followed that up with a review of the UNEP […]

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Chengdu Cleantech Investments: March 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010 1:07 2 Comments

1. Chengdu’s power saving technology world-leading, filling domestic gap On March 12th, Chengdu Gaowei Power Saving Technology Co., Ltd officially announced its latest R&D results costing 6 years and a few million yuans – the energy-saving technology and equipment of the submerged arc furnace and electric arc furnace. It is reported that this power-saving technology […]

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US Vs. China Energy Intensity Chart.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:23 Comments Off

Once you start looking at charts, you just cannot stop, and following my post last week of , I cam across this interesting chart in the post China Adapts to the Climate Change Fashion Show which plots energy intensities for the US and China. Besides the typically WOW factor of look how much China has […]

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