Friday, August 4, 2017

武汉:碳信用计划,支持共享单车

CAIJING.COM.CN: "碳信用概念的引入,让市民能够理解通过每次共享单车骑行而为碳减排做出的贡献。
在环境效应方面,共享单车项目每年二氧化碳减排量达到25000吨;在社会效应方面,项目有助解决城市交通挤塞以及缺乏停车空间等问题;在经济效应方面,因为使用共享单车的第一个小时是免费的,而大部分单车骑行时间都不足一小时,因此,共享单车使用者可节省交通支出;在健康效应方面,共享单车计划可缓解与汽车排放相关的健康问题,并鼓励市民参与这一日常健身活动。
武汉是中国华中地区人口最为密集城市之一,面临空气污染和交通拥挤的严重问题。单车共享项目有助纠正城市对小汽车日益增加的依赖,并应对相关的碳排放问题。此外,提供了最后一英里交通的解决方案,并通过碳信用体系鼓励市民积极参与。 "



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Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hong Kong urged to follow South Korea with free public transport days to fight air pollution

South China Morning Post: "Hong Kong commuters should be offered free bus and MTR journeys on days when air pollution is high in order to reduce road congestion and harmful conditions, an environmental advocacy group has said."

Monday, May 22, 2017

World will get hotter as China mines #clathrates

money : "The fuel-hungry country has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. China's minister of land and resources, Jiang Daming, said Thursday that the successful collection of the frozen fuel was "a major breakthrough that may lead to a global energy revolution," according to state media."
Disturbing the carbon stored in the ocean will release large amounts of heat and carbon emissions. This carbon is something that humans should be protecting, not burning.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter

The Star Online: "The gelatin, known in China as ejiao, is dissolved into hot beverages, or mixed with nuts and seeds as a snack.

The industry is said to be worth millions of dollars and China is increasingly looking to Africa to satisfy demand after its own donkey population dropped sharply."

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Does this look like "keep it in the ground?"

ABO | Chinese energy looks abroad: "China is currently the world's second largest economy, but the dependence on crude oil has exceeded more than 55%. Taking into account the background of the world oil, energy has become the bottleneck of development. In recent years, Sinopec's crude oil production has been getting slower and slower, in 2009 there was only than 1.5% increasing of extraction than in 2008. In the first half of 2016, Sinopec crude oil production fell 5.98% for the first time. Under such circumstances, overseas acquisitions further expand Sinopec's overseas oil and gas business, not only to make a significant contribution to the growth of China’s oil and gas production. Sinopec overseas oil production has accounted for 10% of the total output, I believe, with the accumulation of experience, Sinopec overseas oil production ratio will be further improved, which is of great significance for China's future energy demand."