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Environment China is a weekly bilingual podcast from the Beijing Energy Network. The show features conversations with advocates, entrepreneurs, and experts working in the environmental field in China.  We are looking to learn how they do their work, what new strategies and solutions they have found, and why now is the right time for real and positive changes in China’s environmental field.

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Jul 6, 2020

It's been a busy year for energy policy in China, and we're only in the beginning of July. This summer and fall are crucial periods in the design of the 14th Five-Year Plan, and many listeners are already aware that there are big issues at stake for climate and the environment. In today's podcast, we're releasing the audio of a Beijing Energy Network webinar held in mid-June. Recent Environment China podcast host Anders Hove and China Dialogue's Wu Yixiu delivered a joint presentation covering a lot of important details of this process. Topics touched on include:

  • Recent renewable energy trends in China.
  • Why China is seeing a wave of new coal plant approvals.
  • Whether wind and solar are likely to grow in 2020, and how much.
  • Whether China will enhance its climate ambition or adopt a carbon cap.
  • What the new energy law and clean energy consumption mechanism drafts are all about.

Some reading:

The 14th Five-Year Plan: What Ideas are on the Table?

Current Direction for Renewable Energy in China: