1. RENEWABLE ENERGY:
China's offshore wind program is beached by interagency disputes
SHANGHAI -- In 2011, when China unveiled its 2015 target for offshore wind development, it was an ambitious goal by any measure. But two years after China's first round of bidding for offshore wind farms took place, none of these projects has moved beyond the planning stage. The nation's second round of bids, which was expected to start in the first half of this year, is also delayed. While China has already built a few offshore wind farms as pilot projects, there is a strong desire to develop more.