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Energy Insiders Podcast: Can China wean itself off coal?

China has set a net zero emissions target, which ultimately means the closure of the biggest coal fleet in the world. China coal expert Ryna Yiyun Cui from the University of Maryland explains how this might be done.

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BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 27: Chinese boys look at their smartphone in front of their house next to a coal fired power plant on November 27, 2015 on the outskirts of Beijing, China. China's government has set 2030 as a deadline for the country to reach its peak for emissions of carbon dioxide, what scientists and environmentalists cite as the primary cause of climate change. At an upcoming conference in Paris, the governments of 196 countries will meet to set targets on reducing carbon emissions in an attempt to forge a new global agreement on climate change. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China has set a net zero emissions target, which ulimately means the closure of the biggest coal fleet in the world.

China coal expert Ryna Yiyun Cui, from the University of Maryland, joins the Energy Insiders podcast to explain how this might be done, and some of the major factors at play in the China energy market.

Plus: Transgrid and other networks jump into battery storage, and two key elections.

You can find the full transcript of this episode here.

You can find previous editions of the Energy Insiders Podcast here, or on your favourite podcast platform.

 

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