An overhaul of China’s power output and use will include the construction of nuclear power plants on the country’s east coast, Xinhua reported Sunday, citing Premier Li Keqiang.
Li told a National Energy Commission meeting Friday that other projects include construction of hydropower stations, wind and solar power plants and ultra-high-voltage transmission lines to send power from the west to the east, the report said.
“These energy projects can ensure stable economic growth and increase China’s ability to safeguard energy security,” he was quoted as saying.
Li also said China will try to boost the development of electric cars and upgrade coal burning power generators that fail to meet emission cut requirements.
To diversify energy sources, China will develop unconventional oil and gas, including shale gas, shale oil, coalbed methane and tight gas.
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