Asia

“China’s Idled Wind Turbines Rise in 2015 After Record Installs” – Bloomberg – February 3, 2016

On February 3, 2016 Bloomberg reported that “China’s wind turbines sitting idle more than doubled to 15 percent in 2015 after record installations of 33 gigawatts, triple France’s entire capacity of the clean resource.  Also, “(i)dled power generation increased 69 percent from a year ago to 33.9 billion kilowatt-hours, according to data from the National Energy Administration.” You […]

“Nestle admits slavery in Thailand while fighting child labour lawsuit in Ivory Coast” – The Guardian – February 1, 2016

An article published in The Guardian on February 1, 2016 analyzes the background to Nestle’s admission of slavery in its seafood supply chain in Thailand and the consequences of its disclosure.  According to the article, “(t)he company has won plaudits for its admission of forced labour in the Thai seafood industry but much of the […]