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Employees row a boat as they examine solar panel boards at a pond in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China, in this March 16, 2016 photo.

Can Chinese pragmatism help save the planet?

China's leaders may not exactly be evangelizing about the perils of climate change, but compared to Donald Trump, these days, they look downright statesmanlike on this front. And Chinese policies on renewable energy, while often driven by pragmatic self-interest more than selfless concern for the planet, may nonetheless help tip the balance in the right direction in this century.
Can Chinese pragmatism help save the planet?
After years of dirty development, China is reducing its reliance on coal, and embracing cleaner energy options.

Kicking China's Coal Habit

After decades of dirty development, is China now on a path that could help save the planet? In important ways, it has started to move in the right direction.
Kicking China's Coal Habit