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 A tank holding Ethanol, a fuel additive, is seen at a fuel tank farm in the Global Petroleum facility April 27, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts.

China Creates First Coal-to-Ethanol Production Line in the World

China is the first country in the world to establish a production line that converts coal into ethanol, which is the main chemical ingredient in alcohol, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

China's coal consumption declines.

China Consumed Less Coal for Third Year in a row: Report

China's coal consumption declined for the third consecutive year in 2016 in yet another sign that the world's most populous nation is getting serious on its fight against air pollution. The decades of overdependence on coal has made China one of the highest emitters of carbon dioxide and also one of the worst air polluters in the world.

The prices surged earlier this year after Chinese government’s announcement to curtail coal production by reducing operating days.

China to Change Policies for Stabilizing Coal Prices

Thermal coal saw wild swings in its prices this year. The prices surged earlier this year after Chinese government's announcement to curtail coal production by reducing operating days. The price level for Australian coal touched $100 a ton, the highest price in past four and a half years.

The decision has been taken despite the rise in coal prices due to limited supply.

China to Maintain Coal Output Limits Until March 2017

China has announced that it would place limits on coal output until the end of March next year. The decision was made despite the rise in coal prices due to limited supply. The move is likely to curb the speculative practices in the market.

China plans to use more coal with capacity set to increase by up to 19 percent.

China to Increase Coal Sector Capacity by 19%

China is set to increase its coal use, raising the sector's capacity by 19% over the next five years. It is expected that the coal fired plant capacity will still remain below 1,100 gigawatts mark. The country also intends to increase its non-fossil power by 48 percent to 770 gigawatts by 2020.

Rescuers race against time to pump water from a flooded coal mine where 22 miners were trapped underground on April 7, 2014 in Qujing, Yunnan Province of China.

Coal Mine Explosion Kills 18 People, Leaves 2 Missing in China

A gas explosion at a coal mine left at least 18 workers dead and two others missing, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday.

China is planning to control its coal production in order to contain environmental pollution in the country.

China to Slash Coal and Steel Capacity in 2016

China is planning to cut its coal production to contain environmental pollution in the country. It is also looking to weed out 'zombie' companies operating in the main polluting industries.

China to stop construction of coal-powered plants

China to Stop Construction Coal-Fired Power Plants

China will halt coal-fired power plant construction in 15 regions to address a capacity glut in the industry, China's energy regulator confirmed on Thursday.

Chinese miners gather in a protest against back pay and false governor's claim

Chinese Miners Protest Over Unpaid Wages, Governor's False Claim

Thousands of Chinese miners marched and gathered to stage a rare protest in a northeastern city over claims that they have not yet received any compensation for months and that the province's governor has reportedly made a false claim about their back compensations and wages cut down.

China Says New UN Sanctions Against North Korea Should Not Affect Ordinary Citizens

China Says Latest UN Sanctions Against North Korea Should not Affect Ordinary Citizens

As China and the US finally agree on the terms of United Nations (UN) sanctions against North Korea, Beijing has reiterated that the punishment should be directed at reining in North Korea's nuclear and missile programme and should not affect ordinary people in the hermit country.

A woman wears a mask as she walks along a street in front of a Chinese temple during a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province June 11, 2012.

Good News, China’s CO2 Emissions Fell Ridiculously Low In Just Four Months; How Did China Do It?

A new analysis via the Greenpeace Energy Desk says that China’s carbon emissions may have fallen 5% in the first four months of 2015. As compared to last year, the country’s coal use reportedly fell almost 8 percent compared to the same period last year, in fact the reduction in emissions is so huge that it is measured to be approximately equal to the total carbon dioxide emissions of the U.K. over the same period.

Fiery Pit in China

Mysterious Hole Seen as ‘Gateway to Hell’ by Chinese Villagers

Before the discovery of the pit, residents noticed the ground underfoot was warm.

China Politicians Anxious Over Severe Air Pollution In Beijing

China Politicians Anxious Over Beijing Air Pollution

Heavy smog is hovering over Beijing as government officials are feeling anxious about the possible reactions from the Chinese population they would receive

Air pollution

U.S. Plan of Switching to Natural Gas Won't Reduce its CO2 Emissions

Abundant natural gas does not significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.


Chinese Workers with Fatal Lung Disease Plea for Help

Chinese mine workers plea for help after contracting a fatal occupational lung illness called Pneumoconiosis, the China Daily reported on Friday.

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