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China to put environmental protection above economy with proposed anti-pollution laws

China's environmental regulators will gain greater powers under proposed new laws which will prioritise the environment above the economy, Reuters has reported. 16 Apr 2014

State subsidies to EU renewable energy producers to be reined in, but some energy intensive sectors will still enjoy benefits

A number of energy intensive industries will still be allowed to receive some state support to compensate for high power bills caused by government subsidies for renewable energy under new European Commission guidelines which are designed to gradually phase... 11 Apr 2014

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China plans harsher penalties for environmental damage

Chinese companies which damage the environment will face harsher penalties and be made to compensate for their illegal acts the government has said as it pledges to toughen up anti-pollution laws. 14 Mar 2014

Higher fines for serious offenders expected , says expert, as first sentencing guidelines for environmental crimes published

Large businesses found guilty of the most serious environmental crimes can expect bigger fines following the publication of the first sentencing guideline for environmental offences, an expert has said. 26 Feb 2014

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