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Jan 23, 2019 07:27 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Boss of China Energy Planner Touts Nation’s Declining Coal Reliance

Technicians install solar panels in Southwest China’s Sichuan province on Dec. 21. Photo: VCG
Technicians install solar panels in Southwest China’s Sichuan province on Dec. 21. Photo: VCG

The boss of China’s energy planner touted the success of the government’s push toward greener energy last year and reaffirmed the country’s commitment to sustainable energy development while speaking at this year’s gathering of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland.

While China has a questionable record when it comes to promoting green energy abroad, the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitter is also the world’s biggest investor in renewable energy, driven by the goal of reducing the pollution that has accompanied its unprecedented economic transformation over the last four decades.

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