As one of the largest countries in the world with the biggest population, China faces unique challenges in its energy sector. Changing to a cleaner energy supply is a key part of China’s plans to tackle climate change and the Chinese government is actively promoting renewables as an important part of transitioning to a low carbon economy. China is the world’s largest energy consumer and as its economy continues to grow, demand for energy is also increasing. China has immense reserves of coal, so it follows that coal has long been the most-used source of energy, but it has recently become a world leader in renewable energy as well. The government of China has put in place several policies and targets in an effort to reduce emissions and air pollution as well as increase renewable energy use.
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