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China Grappling with Another Crippling Power Crunch 

China’s tightening coal supplies, more stringent energy intensity and environmental restrictions, and soaring industrial power demand have triggered another widespread power crisis. Blackouts and brownouts have reportedly afflicted numerous provincial…


China Brings ACPR-1000 Reactor Online at Hongyanhe

The first reactor in the second phase of an expansion at the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant in China has entered commercial operation, with five reactors now online at the site…


China Starts Up Turbines at 16-GW Hydro Project After Four-Year Construction Period 

China in late June began operating two of the world’s first 1-GW hydropower turbines at the Baihetan Hydropower Station in southwest China. When the project’s 16 generating units are completed…


G20 Environment Ministers: No Consensus on Phasing Out Coal

The U.S., UK and other countries want world governments to commit to a phaseout of the use and financing of coal-fired power generation, but officials who met at the G20…


Coal-to-Gas Transition a Winning Strategy in Tianjin, China

Reducing fine particulate emissions was a driving factor in the shift from coal to gas at the Junliangcheng power plant in Tianjin, China. Among the other benefits is a reduction…