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Watch Justin Hall-Tipping’s “Freeing energy from the grid” talk at TED

What would happen if we could generate power from our windowpanes? In this moving talk, entrepreneur Justin Hall-Tipping shows the materials that could make that possible, and how questioning our notion of ‘normal’ can lead to extraordinary breakthroughs […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis for Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal

Despite the economic slowdown in exports and domestic demand in the past year, China’s demand for energy remains high […]

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Design Innovation

Autodesk creates game to raise Green Building awareness

Play the “RetroFits” game and help raise awareness about the benefits of better, greener buildings […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

China, Technology and the Environment: Electricity bills to jump for Chinese industries

China announced a 5.7 percent increase in electricity prices for businesses and industries and said it will adjust residential tariffs early next year through a new pricing mechanism to promote energy savings […]

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Design Economics Software Trend Watching

Autodesk Expands Online Guide To Sustainable Design For Green Building Retrofits

Autodesk has announced the availability of major updates for the Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design for Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Launched earlier this year at the American Institute of Architects conference, the free online guide helps architecture, engineering and construction professionals make better informed decisions to achieve building performance goals […]

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China Consumer Behavior Design Economics

Watch William McDonough’s “Cradle to Cradle Design” talk at TED

Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account “all children, all species, for all time” […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Technology & the Environment: per-unit energy consumption falls 3.35% in the first half of 2009

China’s energy consumption to produce a unit of gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 3.35 percent year on year in the first half of 2009, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement recently. The decrease compared with 2.88 percent in the first half of last year […]

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China Design Economics Innovation

China, Technology and the Environment: 1,000 new energy vehicles to run on Beijing’s roads

1,000 new energy vehicles will be put into operation in public transportation and sanitation sectors this year, according to Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission (BMSTC) […]

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China Economics Innovation

China, Technology and the Environment: building the world’s largest solar power base

China’s first demonstration project integrating wind power, photovoltaic power and power storage was recently established in Zhangbei, northern China’s Hebei province with a planned total investment of over 8 billion yuan (nearly 1.2 billion US dollars) […]

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China Innovation

China, Technology and the Environment: first 10 million-kw-level wind power station to be built in mid-July 2009

Workers would begin construction on China’s first 10 million-kw-level wind power station in mid-July in the far northwestern city of Jiuquan, Gansu Province, a local official said recently […]