2020 IKI Interface Workshop China

Introduction On October 22 and 23, the Sino-German Climate Partnership hosted the 2020 International Climate Initiative (IKI) Interface Workshop China on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Conducted entirely virtually due to travel restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, some 60 experts and officials from various implementing agencies […]

Grid companies announce bonds to alleviate shortages in feed-in tariff fund

China’s two grid companies (State Grid and Southern Grid) have announced RMB 140bn in special bonds to narrow the funding gap for renewable subsidies. Even as the Chinese government gradually phases out renewable energy subsidies, the available funds for paying out subsidies continue to run a deficit that is projected to reach RMB 300bn by […]

Sustainable Structural Change and Urban Energy Transitions

Changing economics of fossil fuels and the energy transition away from coal poses a challenge for coal mining regions. The Ruhr Area in Germany already has undergone this transition and holds valuable lessons both for structural transition and for municipal energy transition that are of relevance to Chinese coal or industrial regions that are facing […]