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How China’s “new normal” will affect GHG emissions

How China’s “new normal” will affect GHG emissions

| August 21, 2015

In a new study titled “China’s ‘new normal’: structural change, better growth, and peak emissions,” authors Fergus Green and Lord Nicholas Stern discuss China’s transport sector and its role in the growing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) problem. So what is the so-called “new normal?” As far as China’s economy is concerned, it’s an economic transformation focused on […]

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The top 10 trends in sustainable urban development

The top 10 trends in sustainable urban development

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mobility, environmental protection, housing: Around the world, countries are aiming for sustainable urban development (SUD) that encompasses these, and more, vital segments of daily living. A new study, “Toward the sustainable development of urban areas: An overview of global trends in trials and policies,” from Abbas M. Hassan and Hyowon Lee, pinpoints what’s trending now […]

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Study: Drivers in India, China receptive to self-driving cars

Study: Drivers in India, China receptive to self-driving cars

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A majority of drivers have great expectations — along with some safety concerns — for self-driving cars, reports a new University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute public opinion study. The study expanded on an earlier study targeting drivers in the U.S., Great Britain and Australia, adding 1,700 respondents throughout India, Japan and China. Researchers discovered […]

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New laws in China to encourage electric vehicle production

New laws in China to encourage electric vehicle production

| October 31, 2014

China used to be a country of cyclists. Fifty years ago, cars were such a rare sight that young boys would idle at street corners in Beijing, hoping one would drive by just so they could get a whiff of the foreign scent of petrol. Today China is becoming a nation of cars, second only to […]

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