19 July 2019

Clean-energy options ‘offer answers to smog’, paper says

China can tackle its smog problems by developing sources of clean energy, including wind power, nuclear power, hydropower and clean-coal power, the China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing Zhang Guobao, director of the Expert Advisory Committee of the National Energy Administration. Zhang said on the sidelines of International Finance Forum Tuesday that the electricity industry needs to solve the problem of wind power curtailment before lowering the on-grid price of the energy source. He also said nuclear power has a lot of room for growth because it still accounts for a small portion of power supply but it is critical to avoid “disputes” in the sector. As for coal power, Zhang said coal-liquefaction technology is the most preferable, the report said.

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