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Chinese Waste-to-energy Market Experiences Rapid Growth During Last Five Years

China’s waste incineration sector has experienced rapid growth from 2011 to 2015 — a period encompassing the government’s 12th five-year plan. Chinese waste-to-energy plants that have either been operational or under construction are expected to number over 300 by the end of 2015, when China’s annual solid waste incineration capacity is forecast to reach 100 million tons, according to the government’s guidelines.

Even China Won’t Finance 4.5-GW Pakistan Hydropower Plant as Water Fight Looms

China’s $45 billion push into Pakistan is skirting one of the Indian subcontinent’s most dangerous flashpoints. The proposed 4,500-megawatt Diamer Bhasha hydropower plant would eliminate about half of Pakistan’s power shortfall and irrigate millions of acres of parched farmland. While both the U.S. and China have promised to help Pakistan court private investors for the dam, they’ve resisted putting up the cash themselves.

California’s First Zero Net Energy Community Opens on Earth Day to Support Bold State Goals

Say hello to your dream home and goodbye to rising electric bills. Meritage Homes, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, will reveal California’s first and only Net Zero Community on this year’s Earth Day, April 22. The homebuilder has partnered with leading energy companies to develop a community called Sierra Crest with 20 zero net energy (ZNE) homes in North Fontana area.