China releases progressive white paper on energy plan

China released a report on its plans to curb reliance on oil and gas and give top priority to developing renewable energy, reports the AP via Wired. Beijing will promote natural gas and hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, and wind energy, and take steps to restructure its coal industry.

China released a report on its plans to curb reliance on oil and gas and give top priority to developing renewable energy, reports the AP via Wired. Beijing will promote natural gas and hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, and wind energy, and take steps to restructure its coal industry.

According to China View, the release was China's first-ever white paper on energy conditions and policies. The paper urges the international community to work together in maintaining stability in oil producing and exporting countries, and intensify “mutually beneficial” cooperation in energy exploration. The gist was that countries should settle disputes and resolve contradictions in the energy field through dialogue and consultation.

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