Shanghai's skyline shrouded in smog last month. China's economic planning body wants to halt any increased use of coal, one the main causes of pollution. Photo: AFP
Shanghai's skyline shrouded in smog last month. China's economic planning body wants to halt any increased use of coal, one the main causes of pollution. Photo: AFP

China pledges to cut coal use, increase renewables to help tackle pollution

Measures announced by government's economic planning agency include encouraging the greater use of natural gas, plus wind and solar power

Shanghai's skyline shrouded in smog last month. China's economic planning body wants to halt any increased use of coal, one the main causes of pollution. Photo: AFP
Shanghai's skyline shrouded in smog last month. China's economic planning body wants to halt any increased use of coal, one the main causes of pollution. Photo: AFP
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