Interview: China playing “important, constructive” role in combating climate change: IEA chief economist

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China’s energy label

In a recent interview with the Executive Director-elect of the International Energy Agency (IEA),  Fatih Birol  praises China’s efforts in transforming its energy mix by investing huge money in renewable energies projects and improving energy efficiency.

“China’s leadership in terms of energy efficiency is very important. China does play an important role, and will continue to do so,” he highlighted, noting a slowdown of coal use growth in China. “I hope this trend will continue without hard hit to economic growth.”

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