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Clean Energy and Energy Saving Policies in China

  • Yuwa Wei
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Abstract

When the Chinese government announced its plan to get 20% of China's energy from renewable sources by 2030, many were still in doubt of its commitment. After keeping the faith solely in economic growth for so many decades, it is hard to believe that China’s elite group can make a fast transition. However, resent reports on renewable surge in China may well illustrate the country’s determination on this account. The atrocious state of environment, as well as the concerns of energy security and economic development in the medium and longer run has prompted Chinese policy makers to carry out an energy revolution. The Chinese see this move as a chance of escaping the fossil fuel-reliance that saddled earlier industrial countries and a key for attaining sustainable development.

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  • Yuwa Wei
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  1. 1.Freelance writerMelbourneAustralia

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