China news digest

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Oil and gas firms to integrate new energy

China’s oil and gas companies should use more new energy during extraction and accelerate new energy generation, states gov action plan

Special agency to reform environmental disclosures

A special agency has been established to reform China’s environmental disclosure system

Climate and energy proposals during the Two Sessions

China’s annual Two Sessions have closed, with legislators and political advisors having offered thousands of proposals, including many related to climate and energy

Serious air pollution during Two Sessions

In the past five years, China's carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP have dropped by 14.1%, showed Premier Li Keqiang in his government work report at the Two Sessions this week.

China’s energy use in 2022

China’s coal consumption increased by 4.3% in 2022, according to a government communiqué released on 28 February

Supreme court issues guidelines on climate goals

China’s supreme court has issued the country’s first legal guidelines on facilitating peak carbon emissions

No.1 central document focuses on rural improvement

China will promote “rural vitalisation” and accelerate the modernisation process in rural regions this year guided by the government’s No.1 central document

‘Profound’ impact of climate change

Last spring, summer and autumn were warmest in China since records began, finds annual climate bulletin

Provincial energy plans revealed

Local govs are setting policy goals for 2023 ahead of the “Two Sessions” in early March when the central government will reveal its annual policy plans

Poyang Lake sluice gate plan updated

The Poyang Lake sluice gate is to have two additional holes to allow passage of the endangered Yangtze finless porpoise