BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Environment


Since the Chinese New Year break, the spot price of aluminum has jumped to RMB14,000/t. Positive macro-economic performance and signals of limited supply overseas are pushing the future market up and gave a strong support to spot market. The recent concerns about cuts to capacity because of environmental restrictions have contributed. As aluminum production grows, demand for […]

By: June Wang | Read More

  The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has proposed measures in a draft policy document aimed at curbing the deteriorating air quality around key cities such as Beijing, Tianjin and the surrounding areas. The draft rule includes a total of 28 cities in Shandong, Henan, Shanxi and Hebei provinces. Yesterday, it was announced that the first […]

By: June Wang | Read More

On December 15, the Beijing Government issued a broad alert to several surrounding provinces warning of severe pollution affecting the entire area for the next few days. China has a multi-level pollution alert system, with Red Alerts being the highest level. According to the announcement, the pollution levels these next days will be beyond the […]

By: Steph | Read More

We have reported several times recently about the waves of environmental inspections that are taking place in China right now.   It has been clear to us that the authorities are ratcheting up the pressure, though it’s still not totally clear what the impact will be on the aluminum industry or on the raw materials […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

China’s State Council has issued its 5-year plan for controlling greenhouse gas emissions.   The plan is part of the overall set of 5-year plans. According to the plan, carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP will fall by 18% compared to 2015.   In addition to carbon dioxide, controls will be tightened on various […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

We have been reporting recently that there is a new wave of environmental inspections going on in China right now.  We have gleaned some more information from the government announcements on the new push, so here is an update. There are a total of just over 100 people in the environmental inspection teams.   In […]

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