End of China's coal boom signals cleaner and healthier future

November 12, 2014 6:18 PM

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China's ambitious plan for carbon emissions to peak around 2030, if not earlier, could lower its economic growth by as much as 1 per cent every year, but the cost would be offset by the massive environmental and health benefits it brings, experts say.

The government's target of raising non-fossil fuels' share of energy production to about 20 per cent by 2030 would also end the boom in coal production and boost the nuclear and clean- energy industries as the country battles chronic air pollution.

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