Energizing Cleveringa Lecture in Beijing

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Leiden University Professor Gert Jan Kramer gave a Cleveringa lecture to around 30 alumni from Leiden and other Dutch universities currently living and working in Beijing on 28 November. The inspiring talk was titled “The Energy Transition: the Netherlands, China, and the World”. Prof. Kramer briefly reviewed the history of energy and introduced the Shell Scenarios, the Greenpeace Energy (R)evolution …

Renewables to contribute half of China’s new power generation capacity growth by 2030

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More than half of China’s new power generation capacity growth by 2030 will be from renewable sources. By that time the installed renewable capacity will be equal to that of coal. Coal-fired power generation capacity will decrease from 67% in 2012 to 44% in 2030 though in absolute terms will continue to grow by 25GW/yr – still almost one-third of …

China at tipping point implementing ‘real’ Smart Grids

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China successfully expanded and upgraded its electricity infrastructure in recent years. A strong domestic industrial base for transmission and distribution infrastructure equipment had been developed. The next step to make the grid ‘real smart’ and decentralized will be more difficult, according to a recent study of NOST China officer Dirk Jan Boudeling. With 7,3 billion USD in 2010, China is …

Dutch waste-to-energy & water treatment experts in Shenzhen to advise government

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Today four Dutch experts in waste-to-energy and water treatment systems are joining the Shenzhen municipal government in a workshop aimed at providing Shenzhen hands-on advice on how to implement and optimize the energy supply and distribution plan of the Low-Carbon Zone in Longgang district, Shenzhen. The world’s most efficient waste-to-energy facility in Amsterdam(Source: www.amsterdam.nl/aeb/english/about-us/) The experts are from NL Agency, …

China’s stand in Doha Climate Change Conference Nov 26 to Dec 7 2012

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China published a report last Wednesday detailing policies and efforts that have been made over the past year in facing up to the challenges of global climate change. The report, titled China’s Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change (2012), was released before the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held from Nov. 26 to Dec. 7 in …

China Grid-Scale Energy Storage forecast 2012-2016

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  China grid scale storage 2012-2016 In 2012, China’s electric grid will become the largest in the world in terms of both installed generation capacity and electricity produced. China also possesses the world’s largest installed wind power base and the world’s largest declared investment in renewable energy. Based on their market research, Green Tech Media and Azure International, are claiming …

Agreement on building a 15-GW hydrokinetic plant

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Officials from China and the Netherlands have signed an agreement that could create a 15-GW hydrokinetic plant off the Chinese coast. The project would involve the construction of a 30-km by 60-km T-shaped dam that would be fitted with a number of conventional low-head turbines. The Dutch consortium, called POWER (Partners Offering a Water Energy Revolution), says the massive length …

Dutch offshore wind technology leaves a strong impression in Shanghai

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On the first day of the Offshore Wind China 2012 conference and exhibition, the Holland pavilion attracted many visitors. Several Dutch companies united by the ‘Holland Home of Wind Energy’ exporters association, showcase Dutch technology solutions for the Offshore Wind industry. The Chinese wind energy industry developed on a high pace last decade. China is in terms of installed wind …

Sino-Dutch offshore wind seminar held

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On Monday 27 February a Sino-Dutch platform meeting in the field of offshore wind was held in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province in China. During the platform meeting, Dutch and Chinese policy makers, companies and experts shared their views on the development of offshore wind. Opening speeches were given by the Dutch Ambassador Mr. Rudolf Bekink and the Deputy Director General of …

Opportunities for Dutch companies with expansion of Hong Kong Science Park

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Our colleagues from the Netherlands Consulate-General in Hong Kong report about the planned Phase Three expansion of the Hong Kong Science Park, which offers infrastructure and support facilities like shared laboratories for high-tech technology enterprises and talents. The park, operational since 2002, has developed into a hotspot for hi-tech in Hong Kong and will be expanded with more R&D offices, …