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China Mulls Stronger Clean Energy Goals For Next Five Years

  • Nation may bring forward goal of 20% from non-fossil fuels
  • Coal’s share of China’s energy mix could shrink again
Photovoltaic panels stand at a solar farm on the outskirts of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China.

Photovoltaic panels stand at a solar farm on the outskirts of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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China is considering proposals to accelerate its adoption of clean energy as part of its next five-year plan that begins in 2021, as the world’s biggest polluter takes steps to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases.