Shanghai EXPO Buses are Unveiled.

With less than 2 weeks to go, things on the EXPO site are starting to take shape, and one of the recent highlights was the unveiling of the EXPO buses that are going to be on site moving the estimated 400,000 - 600,000 daily visitors around the site: The first batch of 40 passenger buses at the World Expo site, running on a variety of green energy sources, began test operations yesterday. The…

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Chengdu Environmental News for February 2009

1. Chengdu promised: to give “one hour to the world” On February 1st, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) announced that the Municipal Government of Chengdu had promised on January 29th that it participate in the activity of the “Earth Hour 2010” at 20:30 of March 27th, which indicated Chengdu had become the first city to join the WWF China “Earth Hour 2010”, and the prelude of the activity in Ch…

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Green Supply Chain China Survey Results

Last year when preparing for my presentation at the 2009 CHaINA summit, I was given access to preliminary data from a survey that the China Supply Chain council had sent out on green practices.  The council, lead by MAx Henry, has always been (in relation to other industry groups) forward leaning on the issues and he was trying to get a feel for what his members were seeing, experiencing, and wa…

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Good to Shanghai cyclists Ride to Keep the Skies Blue

Shanghai cyclists keep riding to keep the skies blue On Saturday Shanghai residents turned up in force to show their support for biking as a cleaner healthier transport choice for Shanghai. The launch event for Good to Shanghai; 01 Coolbike started at the Specialized store in Pu Xi, and riders set off in the winter sunshine on a leisurely ride across the ferry to Pu Dong ending up at the P…

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Bike Programs Rolling Out Across China

On three separate occasions over the last few months I have spoken to, or worked with, a group in Shanghai who was looking at the opportunity of start up bike sharing programs across Shanghai, and to bring back the bike. These conversations, it seems, are ones that are going on all over China, and there have been a number of announcements in the last couple of weeks to support that: Kunming to r…

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New Incentive to Buy a Green Car in Shanghai: Free Plates

Recently, a lot of media attention has focused on how the Chinese government has been taking quick action to invest in new technologies. That one of the side benefits of the one system is speed, and this speed is needed. Here is another example. For those who have not purchased a car in Shanghai, one of the biggestpolicy tools the Shanghai government has possessed has been through its license…

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22 Cities Get Green Light for Subway Construction

Making big infrastructural investment in China are second nature to the central party, and in an economy where big money spends can keep millions working, it only makes the decision to green light 22 new CITY metro systems. REminds me of when I accompanied the board of an Ivy LEague school to the Shanghai Urban Planning museum, and while meeting with the COmmissioner the President of the Board me…

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Electonic Cars in China Face Tough Road Ahead

Last week, while attending the FCC luncheon on China's auto sector, a bit of time was spent on the clean car segment in China.  It is a segment that has received a lot of attention lately as many of China's firm launch their products, global investors look to China's prowess in the battery sector, and the Shanghai Auto show put a lot of green out on display. But for one consultant, Klaus  of TNS,…

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How Volvo Saves Carbon

typically when looking for ways that tranportation firms (service providers and equipment manufacturers) look to reduce their environmental footprint, I typically focus on their impact on the supply chain.  Call my myoptic. For Volvo though, they have recently released this Youtube clip (sorry China based viewers) on how they are using software to minimize their need to travel.  A great way to re…

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