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Experts: emissions peak possible by 2025

China has been rapidly building solar and wind power plants. Sometimes in the form of a national symbol, as here at Datong.

Simultaneously the largest consumer of coal and the biggest investor in renewable energies – China’s energy policy is ambivalent. The People’s Republic consumes by far the most coal in the world. But China is also expanding renewable energies faster than any other country. In 2020 and 2021 alone, China will have installed three times more solar and wind power plants than the USA or the EU.

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