Chinese premier reiterates plans to boost clean energy

April 22, 2014

China, the world’s biggest investor in renewable energy, reiterated plans to boost construction of solar and wind power plants along with projects to transmit electricity from the clean sources, Bloomberg reported on April 21.

The nation will also start construction of some key nuclear power projects in eastern coastal areas and “reasonable” hydropower plants, according to comments from Premier Li Keqiang posted on the central government’s website.

The statement reinforces China’s commitment to look for alternative sources of energy as the nation’s policy makers grapple with improving the nation’s air and water supplies.

The world’s largest carbon emitter is planning the energy projects to stabilize growth and adjust its energy structure after Li declared war on smog in a speech last month, vowing to shut coal-fired furnaces among other measures.

Copyright: Bloomberg, 2014