U.S. EPA helps to clean Beijing air

November 24, 2005

U.S.-supported Chinese scientists have outlined strategies to dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants in Beijing.
The recommendations come in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The team said with clean energy technologies and policies in Beijing, the city could reduce annual emissions of carbon dioxide by up to 22 percent in 2010. Output of health-impairing particulate matter could be cut by up to 40 percent each year.

The Beijing project is part of a larger effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to work with China and other developing nations to promote environmental sustainability.

EPA officials said they will expand such efforts through the new Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate.'

The partnership, to be formally launched in January at a ministerial conference in Australia, will include China, India, Australia, Japan and South Korea.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: A tale of two cities

Related Stories

A tale of two cities

July 3, 2013

Yifang Zhu, an associate professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and her colleagues are drawing on lessons from Los Angeles and teaming with Peking University scientists to guide policy makers as Beijing grapples ...

Argonne helps China create cleaner Beijing for 2008 Olympics

October 9, 2007

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is working closely with Chinese scientists and policy makers toward the goal of creating a cleaner Beijing and developing sustainable technologies for the 2008 Olympic ...

Clean tech a top priority as Chinese president lands in US

September 22, 2015

Discussing how U.S. and Chinese experts and businesses can collaborate on nuclear energy, smarter electricity use and other clean technologies is a top agenda item as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle Tuesday, ...

China's electric car tactics rattle automakers

April 20, 2011

The toylike electric cars at the Shanghai Auto Show are a glimpse of the high-tech automotive future China's leaders are pursuing - and a harbinger of possible disputes with its trading partners.

US won't speed up emissions cuts

May 25, 2009

Domestic politics will not allow the United States to deepen it commitment for cutting carbon pollution over the next decade despite growing international pressure, Washington's top climate negotiator said Sunday.

Recommended for you

Making energy-harvesting computers reliable

October 28, 2016

A revolutionary and emerging class of energy-harvesting computer systems require neither a battery nor a power outlet to operate, instead operating by harvesting energy from their environment. While radio waves, solar energy, ...

How Frankenstein saved humankind from probable extinction

October 28, 2016

Frankenstein as we know him, the grotesque monster that was created through a weird science experiment, is actually a nameless Creature created by scientist Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, "Frankenstein." ...

Self-sealing syringe prevents blood loss in hemophilic mice

October 28, 2016

(Phys.org)—For people whose blood does not clot appropriately, such as those with hemophilia, diabetes, or cancer, getting an injection or blood draw with a hypodermic needle is not a trivial matter. Because the needle ...


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.