21 August 2019

Beijing local govt seeks more geothermal energy use, Xinhua says

Beijing municipal government will promote greater use of geothermal energy in an effort to cut coal consumption and boost energy efficiency, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing the Beijing Development and Reform Commission. The capital city aims to have 70 million square meters of heating area fuelled by geothermal energy by 2017, up from 36.7 million at the end of 2012, it said. The government will provide fiscal subsidies to geothermal energy producers as well as consumers, the report said.

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