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China NEA Drafts Proposed Cuts To 2017 Solar FiTs

The National Energy Administration (NEA) of China has published its draft version of proposed 2017 feed-in tariff (FiT) levels for ground mount and distributed generation PV power plants. The lowered tariffs represent significant cuts to both sectors and overall curtailment of installations. According to PVTech, the Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) has estimated […]

September 30th

GOP EPA Chiefs Endorse Clinton over Trump’s “Profound Ignorance of Science”

Endorsing Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, two former EPA chiefs, both Republicans, are warning that Donald Trump’s energy policy “would set the world back decades.” William D. Ruckelshaus, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Presidents Nixon and Reagan, and William K. Reilly, EPA Chief under George H. W. Bush, signed the joint […]

August 17th

Tiger Farms Should Be Closed

The International Day of the Tiger is July 29, but there are still thousands of tigers living in captivity. The World Wildlife Fund has estimated there are about 8,000 living on farms, with only 3,900 living in the wild. Countries like Laos, Vietnam, China and Thailand may have about 200 tiger farms, and some of them […]

July 29th

European Renewable Organizations Call For Removing Trade Measures Against Chinese PV

A letter signed by 34 European solar and renewable energy organizations has called on the EU to immediately remove trade measures which exist against imports of Chinese PV modules and cells. As reported by pv-magazine, these European solar and renewable energy organizations, led by SolarPower Europe, have requested the EU to take prompt action. “Representing the formalization […]

July 9th

1st Cleantech Revolution Tour Conference Highlights, 2nd Conference Coming…

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]

June 15th

China Extends Anti-Dumping Duties On EU Polysilicon Imports

Trade war between China and the European Union is set to continue with the Asian renewable energy giant set to extend anti-dumping duties on EU solar cell raw material imports. Recent media reports suggest that China will extend anti-dumping duties on polysilicon – raw material used in manufacturing solar photovoltaic modules – imported from the […]

May 9th

China Development Bank Asked To Back $1.16 Billion In Loans To Set Yingli Green Energy Upright

Almost one year ago in its annual report, troubled Chinese solar panel manufacturer Yingli Green Energy told its investors the company was facing troubled times: “Facts and circumstances including recurring losses, negative working capital, net cash outflows, and uncertainties on the repayment of the debts raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a […]

April 12th

China Electric Car Sales To Double In 2016, China Minister Predicts

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Electric vehicle sales and production will double in China in 2016, according to recent reports. This refers of course to both all-electric vehicles (EVs) and also to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). This matches a similar claim made by BYD founder and chairman Wang Chuanfu in an interview with Sustainnovate right after BYD won […]

March 19th

New Funding Model May Boost Rooftop Solar In China

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Attractive kickstarters added for rooftop solar in China China may currently be the world’s largest producer of solar panels and a solar farm leader. However, it ranks low in terms of how much small-scale rooftop solar is being deployed within the country. This may soon change. Rooftop solar might even compare […]

December 10th

3D Rhino Horns – Conservation or Exploitation?

If waves of cheap rhino horns 3D-printed with real rhino DNA are flooded onto the Asian markets, is this a form of rhino conservation or capitalistic exploitation? This critical question is gnawing at the root of a controversial business venture to use real rhino DNA in the commercial production of 3D-printed rhino horns. In a […]

July 6th

Solar Airplane #Si2 Leaves China on 5-Day Non-Stop to Hawaii

Update: Solar Impulse 2 Has Been Diverted to Nagoya Japan (Video) “It’s going to be the moment of truth,” said Andre Borschberg, the solar airplane pilot ready for the flight of his life. “We’ve done a lot of tests, but we’ve never done this… I’ll tell you, the engineers are quite nervous.” Testing the nerves of […]

June 1st

Pakistan’s Parliament House Is Going Solar

Fully funded by the Chinese government, Yingli Solar announced that Pakistan’s Parliament House in Islamabad will be powered by 1 megawatt (MW) of high-efficiency multicrystalline Yingli Solar panels. Inaugurated by the leaders of China and Pakistan on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the new system is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2015. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), also […]

May 11th

50-foot Dinosaur Remains Discovered In China

University of Alberta Researchers identified remains of a dinosaur estimated to have been 50 feet in length, with about half of that in just the neck. A skull, vertebrae and tail were found by farmers near Qijiang city, China about nine years ago. (The farmers were digging for a fish pond.) The researchers carefully studied […]

February 2nd

ExxonMobil Says Goodbye To Russian Arctic Oil Well (Part 1)

You may well ask why PlanetSave, a blog usually dedicated to positive developments and actions to save the earth, is reporting news about ExxonMobil and a Russian arctic oil well. The oil discovery appears to have nothing to do with solar or wind or most of our usual topics—we’re talking fossil fuels here, which have caused much […]

October 8th

First light for China’s antediluvian sea monster, Lyrarapax unguispinus

 Lyrarapax unguispinus (artist’s impression, from Nicholas Strausfeld) Paleontologists headed by the University of Arizona’s Center for Insect Science announced an amazing find yesterday in the journal Nature. Near Kunming, southwest China last year, they found beautifully preserved fossil remains of Lyrarapax unguispinus, a half-billion-year-old arthropod now thought to be far-distant kin of modern spiders, scorpions, spiny lobsters—and […]

July 17th

E-Cigarettes: "To smoke, but how to smoke?"

Saying “the jury is still out” on the ramifications of electronic cigarettes would be a massive understatement. E-cigarettes* are designed to mimic tobacco cigarettes in both look and feel. Most of them have three basic parts: a battery-operated heating element; a replaceable or refillable cartridge containing nicotine; and an atomizer that converts the cartridge contents […]

May 31st

Caution: Now Entering The "Years Of Living Dangerously"

Last week something rare and extraordinarily positive occurred on American television. Fortunately, through YouTube and 350.org, the rest of the world got to see it too. “Something positive?” a critic questions. “If climate change is as bad as you tree-hugger people claim it is, how can anything about it be positive?” The phenomenon tends to […]

April 20th

XL, Or No XL? Public Comments End With Poll Surprise

Laying a pipeline across agricultural land (photo: eponline.com). Friday afternoon, and officials at the State Department are probably breathing a huge sigh of relief. The official public comment period on the northern extension of the $5.4 billion Keystone XL pipeline expired today. And the unofficial public comment that’s making the news is today’s release of […]

March 7th

Beijing Air Not As Bad As Delhi Air

Beijing has been getting a lot of attention for its crazy bad/deadly air. However, a reporter at the New York Times has noted that Delhi’s air is often even worse. “Despite Beijing’s widespread reputation of having some of the most polluted air of any major city in the world, an examination of daily pollution figures […]

January 29th

Second-Hand Sunrise In Beijing Smog

Winter brings darkness and poor air quality to Beijing again this year. A viewscreen in Tiananmen Square produces a synthetic sunrise (China Foto Press/Wang Jinghua). On Thursday, a gray murk of smog displaced the dawn in Beijing. This time, China implemented an unusual and futuristic way for citizens to watch the sun come up. Video. […]

January 18th