Wind – 201 MW Kushui project under construction: Datang’s Kushui project near Hami in Xinjing is seeing progress, with 39 turbines connected to the grid. Completion is expected by the end of 2014. (Windpower Intelligence, in English)

Solar – ReneSola reports wider-than-expected loss, revenues up 46%: ReneSolar reported 1Q financial results, with a US$ 0.14 loss per share (American depositary share). Revenues rose due to higher shipments, particularly to the Japanese market, and the company said it expects to ship between 480-500 MW of modules in 2Q 2014, with gross margins of 12-14%. (Yahoo, in English)

Power industry – CEC releases official power plant cost estimates for 2012: On May 30, the China Electricity Council released cost figures for new power plant capacity in China. Wind was estimated to cost RMB 9,056/kW, new coal capacity RMB 3,824/kW, and solar RMB 14,788/kW. Solar costs have fallen significantly since 2012. (BJX, in Chinese)

Transmission – Opponents to State Grid transmission plan issue alternative plan: 11 electric transmission experts have published a letter with an alternative plan to State Grid’s proposed 12 new long-distance transmission lines. The alternative plans are intended as having lower-cost and higher-benefits, including improved grid safety and stability. The experts also explicitly criticized State Grid for advertising its transmission plans as falling under the heading of smog reduction. (China Smart Grid, in Chinese)

Renewable energy – EY names China as #2 in its sustainability index: International professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young) listed China as #2 in its sustainability index in May, slightly behind the U.S. China came out as #1 in solar PV, onshore wind, hydro and biomass, but the U.S. came out ahead in geothermal, marine and concentrating solar. (EY, in English)