No new coal mines for China

first_imgAccording to the Xinhua News Agency, China will continue to improving its energy consumption structure and efficiency in 2016, a senior energy official said this week.China will lift the share from non-fossil fuels in the total energy consumption to 13.2% next year, compared with about 12% in 2015, and reduce that of coal from 64.4% this year to below 62.6% in 2016, said Nur Bekri, head of the National Energy Administration.The government aims to add over 20 million kW of installed wind power and more than 15 million kW of installed photovoltaic power in the next five years. A group of nuclear power projects in China’s coastal regions will be given the go ahead over the next five years, according to Bekri.China will establish a warning mechanism to control coal-fired power plants construction and production. In principle, no new coal mines will be allowed to be developed in the next three years, he said.last_img read more

Heres how the Ireland players rated against Sweden tonight

first_imgJonathan Walters: Despite often playing there for Stoke, he looked uncomfortable on the wing, but he still worked hard and contributed significantly to the defensive side of the game. 6James McClean: The one Irish player who demonstrated a constant willingness to take on players. He showed excellent energy down the wing and his discipline typified the Irish side’s maturity. 7 Robbie Keane: Another whose defensive contribution outweighed his effect in attack, despite looking sharp with the ball in the early stages of the game. 6Shane Long: Lead the attack manfully as ever, and did well to win the odd free-kick, though his influence on the game was minimal ultimately. 6Substitutes: None of the three players introduced had much time to make an impact, but Hoolahan looked especially bright in the short time he had on the field. 6Giovanni Trapattoni: Whatever your opinion of Trap is, there’s no denying his tactics proved effective tonight and the majority of his selections were justified. 7LIVE: Sweden v Ireland, World Cup qualifier>We can win in Dublin, insists Sweden boss Hamren> David Forde: Had one or two nervous moments early on, most notably when he came for a cross and missed it, but recovered well and made some decent saves to boot. 7Marc Wilson: Defended impressively and looked comfortable in possession for the most part, despite occasionally lumping it forward all too readily. 7Ciaran Clark: One dodgy clearance to set up Larsson aside, he gave a remarkably assured performance that belied his lack of experience at this level. 7 John O’Shea: Did what he had to do well – an excellent recovery from his error-laden performance against Germany. 7Seamus Coleman: Was lucky not to be punished after conceding possession to Ibrahimovic at one point, but apart from than one moment of uncertainty, his energy and commitment epitomised a gutsy Irish display. 7Paul Green: Gave the ball away cheaply at times, but made up for his occasional errors in possession by showing good positional sense and no shortage of effort without the ball. 7James McCarthy: Consistently showed intelligence and made good decisions on the ball, though his influence faded slightly as the game wore on. 7last_img read more