China the ‘biggest player’ in Bangladesh’s energy transition

China the ‘biggest player’ in Bangladesh’s energy transition

Ahead of the UN climate summit in Glasgow last year, Bangladesh pledged to produce 40 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2041. To meet this target, the country is shifting investments away from coal, oil and gas. The role of Chinese investments in Bangladesh in driving this transition will be key, experts have told The Third Pole. […]

When China battles the world’s biggest coal exporter, coal loses

FILE -- The Collinsville coal mine seen from above, in Queensland, Australia, on July 5, 2017. Coal production in Australia has more than doubled over the past three decades. (David Maurice Smith/The New York Times)

China has now officially blocked coal imports from Australia after months of vague restrictions that dramatically slowed trade and stranded huge ships at sea. For Australia, the world’s largest coal exporter, the decision is a gut punch that eliminates its second-biggest market at a time when many countries are already rethinking their dependence on a […]