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