China is installing one wind turbine an hour – according to a new analysis of the latest data on the country’s startling state-backed renewables boom. The analysis comes as China – alongside the US – moved to ratify the Paris climate treaty. China’s coal use fell for the second year in a row in 2015, with 2016 on track to be the third – though it remains the largest source of energy; causing an estimated 370,000 premature deaths from air pollution in 2013. But it’s China’s use of renewable energy that is really changing.
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