Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Sustainability’s Big Four Questions

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:25 Comments Off

As Beijing tallies the costs of the smog that inundated the city this week, economic and social, I thought I would highlight a recent lecture I gave that explored the “Big 4″ questions that people are asking these days when wondering when action will be taken. How big is the problem faced? What is the […]

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Empowering I.T. Departments to Create Responsible Systems

Monday, November 7, 2011 23:51 1 Comment

The morning while havinga  coffee with the CSR manager of a large retailer, he mentioned the fact that on a semi-frequent basis he would find himself going around the office shutting off computers.  After working hours. That while his firm, in his opinion, had done a good job of developing and communicating a framework for […]

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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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Earth Hour Shanghai Pictures

Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:48 Comments Off

About two hours ago, Shanghai;’s 2nd WWF Earth Hour ended, and I gotta say that while there were a few hold outs (HILTON HOTEL…), overall, WWF did a good job getting the cities building managers to participate this year. Here are some stripes of my view (from the south side of Huai Hai Road).  The […]

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Deconstructing China’s Cleantech Charts

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 9:54 1 Comment

If you have been following China for any amount of time, then you will know that China is good for a chart that will shock and awe readers.  Few, if any, in the cleantech space have as much power as the one above, from the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP study China’s Promotion of the Renewable […]

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CCTV Clip: Solar Application at Shanghai Expo

Thursday, February 25, 2010 6:47 Comments Off

An interesting and informative clip on the use of solar energy at this year’s Shanghai EXPO. Anyone know if they will continue to use the panels on the Chinese pavilions afterward?

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Chengdu Environmental News for January 2009

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 1:02 Comments Off

1) Chengdu eventually achieved 315 days of fine air quality in 2009 On December 16th, 2009, the number of days with fair air quality in the downtown Chengdu achieved 15 days earlier the livelihood project goal put forward by the Municipal Government at the beginning of last year to “reach 311 days of fine air […]

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Shanghai to Further Subsidize 10 Million CFLs

Sunday, December 27, 2009 20:53 Comments Off

One of the perks of being a country with a huge sum of cash in the coffers is the ability to make investments in projects like the one that the Shanghai government has just announced. To provide 20% subsidies for 10 million CFLs in the next year.  That is on top of the already 50% […]

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Shanghai Municipal Incineration. Converting Trash to Energy

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 0:44 8 Comments

Fresh off several conferences and meetings where discussions centered around smart grid, wind power, and other renewable energies, yesterdays tour of the Shanghai Municipal Waste Facility proved to be a very interesting site visit.  Operational for 3 years now, this facility (one of two facilities in Shanghai) incinerates about 1500 tons of trash a day […]

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Beijing Smartgrid Conference: Day 1

Thursday, December 3, 2009 11:30 Comments Off

While many in China, and out, have been focused on the impressive speed by which China has been able to grow its economy over the last 15 years, those inside the central party have been focused on ensuring that the economic energy had its energy needs met. Made difficult by the fact that the highest […]

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