China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also to be green.
It currently uses almost as much coal as the rest of the world, but it is also a world leader in wind and solar production. According to the International Energy Agency, between 2019 and 2024, China will represent 40% of the global expansion in renewable energy.
However, as its economy slows, it is now reopening some coal mines and the country’s prime minister, Li Keqiang, has urged energy officials to promote coal power. So, is China addicted to coal?