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China Leads World to Solar Power Record in 2013

By J. Matthew Roney In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came … Continue reading

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Generation Gap: Wind Opens Big Lead over Nuclear in China

By J. Matthew Roney In China, wind power is leaving nuclear behind. Electricity output from China’s wind farms exceeded that from its nuclear plants for the first time in 2012, by a narrow margin. Then in 2013, wind pulled away—outdoing … Continue reading

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Can the World Feed China?

By Lester R. Brown Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight … Continue reading

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China and the Soybean Challenge

By Lester R. Brown Some 3,000 years ago, farmers in eastern China domesticated the soybean. In 1765, the first soybeans arrived in North America, but they did not soon catch on as a crop. For 150 years or so the … Continue reading

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China’s Growing Hunger for Meat Shown by Move to Buy Smithfield, World’s Leading Pork Producer

By Janet Larsen Half the world’s pigs—more than 470 million of them—live in China, but even that may not be enough to satisfy the growing Chinese appetite for meat. While meat consumption in the United States has fallen more than … Continue reading

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Wind Surpasses Nuclear in China

By J. Matthew Roney Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years … Continue reading

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