China’s 5 year plan for energy

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan for energy might be one of the most anticipated official documents in the world and is one that will have far-reaching impacts on the carbon trajectory of the world’s number one emitter. Recently, information about the plan begins to surface in the Chinese media. On July 11, the Economic Information Daily, a major financial newspaper, reported that publication of the central government policy intently watched by the climate and energy community is “imminent.” More specifically, the report spells out key targets that are being considered by the country’s energy policymakers.

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