Gas to play key role in curbing China's pollution, official says

03/03/2014
China plans to develop more domestic natural gas supplies, including some from unconventional sources, and increase its gas imports to reduce its reliance on coal and address its air pollution problems, the energy division leader in the country's Institute of World Economics and Policy said. "I think China is ready to address emissions, particularly with the air pollution it's experiencing," Xiaojie Xu said during a Feb. 25 presentation at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. "Coal will still play a major role in 2034, but not to the extent it does now," he continued. "Technologies to reduce emissions exist, but are expensive. The best solution is...
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