BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Environment


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 […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

China’s first batch of Central Environmental Inspections started on 19th July and ran through almost 2 months.  In that round of inspections, some 8 provinces came under scrutiny. Although there was not a huge impact on the aluminium industry directly, it had a big influence on the aluminium raw material industry, especially anode and calcined petcoke producers. […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

Henan Province had its most expensive environmental fine handed out to a polluter since the new law was introduced.  The company who incurred this fine will be quite familiar to us because it is the second time we mentioned this company in our blog this month. It is Luoyang Xiangjiang Wanji Aluminium. Wanji Aluminium received the fine […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More
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