China is the world’s biggest energy consumer and carbon emitter (photo: dpa)

China’s energy strategy in the ‘New Normal’ economy

China’s energy strategy is entering a transition phase caught up in President Xi Jinping’s ‘New Normal’. The coming years will see China pull back from its world-wide hunt for energy as the government emphasises consumer consumption over polluting industry – already suffering from overcapacity. A new Action Plan focuses on domestic energy production, control of energy use, and a series of policies aimed at limiting carbon emissions as part of an aggressive environmental agenda, writes GIS guest expert Yuge Ma.

'NEW NORMAL’ is the tone set by Beijing for the future of the Chinese economy. And the ramifications for the nation’s energy sector are huge.


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Hebei is home to 7 of China’s most polluted cities. And in one city alone - Tangshan in Hebei province - implementing the plan would mean the loss of more than 100,000 jobs
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