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Clean energy nips at coal's heels for power

By Bloomberg ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-01-20 08:15:06

China's renewable energy industries are benefiting at the expense of coal as the nation shifts away from heavy industry, data released by the National Energy Administration on Tuesday showed.

China's GDP expanded by 6.9 percent in 2015 from a year earlier, while power consumption rose just 0.5 percent.

Coal imports fell about 30 percent last year to their lowest in four years.

Clean energy nips at coal's heels for power

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