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The BRI Is Back on in Nepal With Funding for Hydropower Plant

Approval of a loan to support a Chinese hydropower project could signify a breakthrough in the so far stillborn development of the BRI in Nepal. A provincial Chinese energy SOE, Sichuan Chuantou Energy, secured a $182.50 million loan from the Export-Import ...

COP28 Ends With Fossil Fuel Compromise, Many Unanswered Questions

This year’s COP28 will likely be remembered for its epic fights about fossil fuel use. For the first time in the gathering’s history, an explicit commitment to “phase out” fossil fuels was on the agenda. The delegates didn’t get there, committing to “transition away” from hydrocarbons instead. ...

Huawei is Going to Save Christmas in South Africa!

Chinese telecom giant Huawei wants to save South Africa from celebrating the Christmas holiday in the dark.  The company's end of year marketing push in South Africa is focused on promoting its $3,400 Power-M battery back-up systems that can offset the ...

China @ COP28: Victim or Villain?

This year's COP28 gathering is wrapping up in Dubai and it turned out to be the most controversial climate conference in years where China was at the center of many of the most contentious discussions on how to mitigate the impact ...

Sino-French Collaboration on South African Power Plant

Sungrow Power Supply, a Chinese maker of solar components, will partner with EDF Renewables, a French green power company, on a new combined solar and wind power plant in South Africa. Sungrow will supply liquid-cooled power storage facilities for the project, ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Misadventures in the Skin Trade

This week I spent a few days in Cape Town, in time for a minor, if telling, crisis in international agricultural trade. A ship crammed with 19,000 (mostly still living) cows was stuck in Cape Town harbor, en route from Brazil to the Middle East.
As South African animal welfare authorities scrambled to inspect the horrors on board, the city was enveloped in a powerful farmyard funk. The entire episode can ...

Bahrain’s Top Climate Negotiator Jokes With Chinese Counterpart That He’s Been “Busy Finding Oil”

China's Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua was caught in an uncomfortable situation at the COP28 conference in Dubai when a reporter from Sky News recorded him in what appears to be an awkward conversation with his counterpart from Bahrain, Mohamed bin Mubarak bin Daina.

China Under Pressure at Historic Climate Conference

China and the United States have pledged to work together to advance global climate goals in the runup to the UN’s COP28 climate summit starting on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates. The stakes can hardly be higher: 2023 is the ...

China Unveils World’s Largest Solar Plant in UAE Ahead of Climate Summit

The United Arab Emirates inaugurated a massive Chinese-built solar power facility just ahead of the COP28 climate summit kicking off in Dubai this week. The two-gigawatt Al Dhafra Solar Photovoltaic Project is the world’s largest single-site solar plant. It contains 4 million solar panels, ...

Most of Africa’s Energy Financing Comes from China: Report

Despite Africa’s massive energy potential, its population’s electricity demand is not being met. However, the continent’s energy landscape is changing rapidly, thanks in large part to China. A new report by the prominent Africa-China researcher Oyintarelado Moses for the Carnegie Endowment ...

Huawei Expands Digital Power Products With New Distribution Deal in East Africa

The Chinese technology giant Huawei, once known only for phones and switches, is now pivoting quickly in East Africa to expand beyond telecommunications to new energy storage services in a new, rapidly expanding market. Huawei signed a distribution deal last ...
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