Energy: Can renewable energy quench China's thirst for power?

A wind farm in Xinjiang, China's most westerly province (photo: dpa)
A wind farm in Xinjiang, China's most westerly province (photo: dpa)

China overtook the US last year as the country with the potential to generate the largest amount of wind energy. It is also the world’s largest user of hydropower. Whether it aims to reduce its pollution level or to diversify its energy mix, China has embarked on a sizeable renewable energy programme. Can China, the world’s largest emitter of CO2, transform the global energy mix? asks GIS expert Dr Carole Nakhle in this special report.

AS the momentum of the climate change agenda has gathered pace, the countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have led the way in developing and renewable energy.

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