China plans mega transmission power line

BEIJING, May 15 (UPI) -- The State Grid Corp. of China has started construction on what it says will be the world's largest capacity power transmission line.

Beijing defends stance on Iranian oil

BEIJING, March 22 (UPI) -- Beijing isn't breaking any laws by its decision to keep importing oil from Iran despite sanctions imposed on Tehran, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Oil prices, not sanctions, drive China

BEIJING, March 5 (UPI) -- Oil prices on the broader global market are what determine China's interest in Iranian crude oil, not sanctions, a former energy official said.

China's nuclear energy need will persist

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- China's reliance on nuclear power cannot be reduced as the country needs to diversify its energy requirements, a senior policymaker said.

China announces green targets

BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- China announced a series of green targets proposed in its latest five-year plan to be voted on this week.
China-U.S 'green' trade row intensifies

China-U.S 'green' trade row intensifies

BEIJING, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A probe by the United States into China's clean energy policies is unjustified and groundless, a Chinese official said.

China upset with U.S. trade inquiry

BEIJING, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Chinese official Sunday expressed displeasure with the United States' decision to look into China's subsidies to clean-energy industries.

Russia to supply oil to Chinese refinery

BEIJING, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Russian oil companies under a deal with the China National Petroleum Co. will supply 70 percent of the oil needed for a joint refinery, Beijing said.

China aims to boost hydropower

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- China's hydropower installed capacity has exceeded 200 million kilowatts, making it the world's highest, state-owned news agency Xinhua reports.

China cuts coal, emissions still growing

BEIJING, July 6 (UPI) -- China is likely to reach its target of closing down small coal-fired power plants totaling 10 million kilowatts of capacity by August, said a government official.

NEA chief: China needs renewables

BEIJING, March 9 (UPI) -- The head of China's National Energy Administration called for more investment in renewable-energy research.

China increases its wind power

BEIJING, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- China has completed projects totaling more than 10,000 megawatts of wind power.

China expects to up nuclear power

BEIJING, March 11 (UPI) -- China is expected to add 60 million kilowatts of nuclear power capacity by 2020.

China boosts its wind power

BEIJING, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- China's wind industry said it saw 95 percent growth in 2007.

China vulnerable to energy prices

BEIJING, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Because China's economy is vulnerable to soaring international oil prices, it should be more energy efficient, a Chinese government official said.
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WAP2001100295 - 02 OCTOBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: China's Vice Chairman of the State Development Planning Commission Zhang Guobao speaks before presiding over the signing of an agreement that will send 30 Boeing 737 airplanes to 4 different Chinese airlines October 2, 2001, at the Commerce Department in Wahshington, D.C. The deal is worth more than $1.5 billion. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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