China must increase clean and efficient use of coal

China must increase clean and efficient use of coal, the country’s premier said, adding that it also should increase the use and development of renewable energy, state radio reported late on Thursday.

China should balance the demand for this winter’s heating needs with efforts to tackle pollution, Premier Li Keqiang said in a meeting of the National Energy Commission that directly reports to the cabinet.

Li also said China should support private investment into the energy sector.