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China's "textile town" Shaoxing county is set to reduce its annual textile printing and dyeing capacity by 710 million meters of textile before Sept 15, in a bid to save energy and cut emissions, sources with the county government said Wednesday.

The reduction is about 5 percent of the current capacity of the county, which is located in East China's Zhejiang province.

The local government
Wang Xuemei takes energy-saving so seriously she has invented a device that she hopes will become a commercial success.

"I hope my invention, a solar-energy recharger, will make the battery charging process faster, greener and cleaner" said Wang, a student from Beijing Normal University.

Wang was among 200 entrants in China to be rewarded by Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer
There is a fundamental paradox in China's energy policy, which is made all the more visible by recent trends in the electricity and transportation sectors, and cities. China is the biggest user of dirty energy as well as clean energy, home to the world's first eco-cities and some of the world's most polluted cities, and host to the greatest number of new oil-dependent cars but third in terms of p
AGRICULTURAL experts said yesterday it was too early for China to adopt corn-based ethanol fuel to feed automobiles, given expensive production costs and the country's large population.

Li Xinhua, a professor at Shenyang Agricultural University, said on the sidelines of the ninth China Changchun International Agriculture and Food Fair that the massive production of corn ethanol could threaten
A national alliance initiated by 16 state-owned enterprises was formed yesterday to jointly develop electric vehicles in China - the first time such a tie-up was formed as the country gears up to develop new energy vehicles as it drives toward a green future.

The alliance, organized by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission yesterday in Beijing, involves three car mak
n an effort to become more environmentally friendly, one major hotel in Beijing has created a program that will reduce the hotel's carbon emissions while also benefiting the community.

Named the Carbonless Meeting Program, the China World Hotel offers companies the option to set up business meetings in the hotel, which uses eco-friendly amenities, such as seasonal lunches served with ingredien
China will hold an international green industry expo from November 24-27 in Beijing, which will serve as a new platform of cooperation between domestic and overseas companies in developing a green economy, Vice Minister of Commerce Jiang Yaoping said Wednesday.

The expo, including exhibitions and forums, will display the latest achievements in the green industry and green economy on a global s
Environmental authorities in east China's Anhui province Friday warned of the danger of a blue algae outbreak in Chaohu Lake, the country's fifth largest fresh water lake.

"The hot weather since late July, the sun light, wind and nitrogen and phosphorus contents in the water, are very favorable for the algae outbreak," said Lu Xiaoping, an official with the provincial environmental protection

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