Welcome to Azure International

Azure International is a leading investment and advisory company focused on China's cleantech energy sector. Founded in 2003, we have a team of 20+ local and international professionals based in China with backgrounds in engineering, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, policy, government relations and finance. In addition to deep advisory capabilities in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon management, and energy finance, we have proven capability to invest in and accelerate the development of clean energy companies.  Our portfolio and partner companies have achieved both significant commercial success and returns to investors. Azure provides the necessary expertise and execution capabilities in China to lead relationship development with government and strategic partners, project execution, sourcing, sales and technology development – all with deep understanding of Chinese and international requirements.

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Policy – China closer to implementing Renewable Energy Quota system: Suggestions for implementing mandatory renewable energy quotas for each province in China recently passed through a series of revisions by the National Energy Administration renewable energy division and could begin implementation before the end of 2014. The policy will involve a quota trading system in which provinces with limited renewable energy resources can achieve mandatory targets by purchasing excess production from other provinces. The policy is expected to provide a roadmap for RE development by Province for the next 5-6 years. (BJX CN)

Environment – China’s per capita emissions blow past EU Average:  According to the Global Carbon Project report, which was released ahead of the UN Climate Summit this week, China's carbon dioxide emissions reached 7.2 metric tons per capita, surpassing the EU at 6.8 tons per capita in 2013. Chinese researchers have countered this point by noting that the EU has produced more cumulative emissions per capita than the EU. (ChinaDaily EN)

Environment – China aims to cut electricity generated by coal to 62% by 2020: An action plan released by the NDRC, Ministry of Environmental Protection and the National Energy Administration on September 19th calls for coal consumption to make up a smaller portion of China’s future generation mix. The policy contains a number of important points, including a moratorium on new coal power plants in Beijing, Tianjin, the Yangtze River and Pearl River Delta as well as the closure of up to 10 GW of “backwards” generation capacity. It calls for greater expansion of Western and Northern coal bases, however, in a more efficient manner. (NEA CN)

Solar – Topray Solar plans to construct 150 MW PV Plant in Xinjiang: The project is to be constructed in three 50 MW phases, approximately one year apart in Sache County.  Each phase is expected to cost 500 million RMB. Topray is joining other Chinese solar manufacturers in assuming project development risk in order to access higher downstream margins. (BJX CN)

Solar – United Photovoltaic and GCL-Poly terminate cooperation framework agreement: A 2012 cooperation agreement for construction of 64 MW of rooftop PV was officially dissolved and GCL-Poly returned the initial developing fund of 23.31 million RMB. (BJX CN)

Wind - China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute releases 13th Five Year Guidance for wind power:  The plan provides a roadmap for integrating at least 200 GW of wind by 2020. It also provides guidance on generation, grid planning and changes to operational practices in order to absorb newly constructed wind power.

Wind – Gamesa signs agreement for 150 MW Chinese project: On September 26, Spanish turbine maker Gamesa signed a letter of intent with Hebei Construction and Investment Group for 150 MW. This continues a relationship established in 2008, for which Gamesa has already supplied 128 MW in turbines. (NA WindPower EN)

Solar – National Renewable Energy Data Management Center release H1 2014 subsidy approval statistics: The National Renewable Energy Data Management Center, which manages information collection for the purposes of subsidy redistribution on behalf of the NEA, released its first half 2014 statistics, which are unexpectedly high. The public summary of the report states that China’s cumulative approved project capacity reached 45.56GW (ChinaREDatabase CN


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