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China to boost use of natural gas

Updated: Jul 5,2017 7:29 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China will accelerate the use of natural gas to combat pollution, China’s top economic planner said on July 4.

China will promote efficient, large-scale use of natural gas in sectors including industrial fuel, gas-fired power and transportation, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) website.

Natural gas consumption will be brought up to around 10 percent of the country’s energy mix by 2020, according to the guideline.

Pricing mechanisms will be improved.

China plans to cut its carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 60-65 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 and raise the share of non-fossil energy to about 20 percent.