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Thursday, 7 February 2013

SMH Article on China's change of policy re coal - 'Hugely significant shift in policy.

Stunning turnaround ... China is burning nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Photo: Nic Walker

' China’s decade-long boom in coal-driven heavy industry is about to end as the leadership shifts priorities towards energy conservation, say officials and policy advisers.

The advisers predict China’s coal consumption will peak at only a fraction above current levels after the State Council, or cabinet, last week set an ambitious new total energy use target for the five-year plan ending 2015.'
 'A hugely significant shift in policy. A very bad time for Australia to be relying on increased coal consumption overseas to drive our economy. Let's get ahead of the curve and drive a just transition away from coal now and towards renewables now,' say the Greens.


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