"China To Plow $361 Billion Into Renewable Fuel By 2020"

"China will plow 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country's energy agency said on Thursday, as the world's largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels.

The investment will create over 13 million jobs in the sector, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a blueprint document that lays out its plan to develop the nation's energy sector during the five-year 2016 to 2020 period.

The NEA said installed renewable power capacity including wind, hydro, solar and nuclear power will contribute to about half of new electricity generation by 2020."

Meng Meng, the Beijing Monitoring Desk, and Josephine Mason report for Reuters January 5, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 01/05/2017