Xi high­lights need to ex­pand clean en­ergy

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By ZHENG JINRAN zhengjin­ran@ chi­nadaily.com.cn

China plans to push for­ward clean en­ergy use for heat­ing in north­ern re­gions, to fur­ther re­duce smoggy days in win­ter and im­prove the en­ergy con­sump­tion mix, the top lead­er­ship Wed­nes­day.

In the process, com­pa­nies will play the ma­jor role, and gov­ern­ments will fa­cil­i­tate the clean en­ergy ex­pan­sion and help res­i­dents to ac­cept the new heat­ing source, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment is­sued af­ter a meet­ing on said on Wed­nes­day of the Cen­tral Lead­ing Group on Fi­nance and Eco­nomic Af­fairs, presided over by Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping.

The re­gions could choose gas or elec­tric­ity based on their sit­u­a­tions and in­crease the pro­por­tion of clean en­ergy in the en­ergy con­sump­tion mix, the state­ment said.

Xi high­lighted the im­por­tance of ex­panded use of clean en­ergy for heat­ing in north­ern re­gions, say­ing it is closely linked to peo­ple’s well­be­ing, the re­duc­tion of smoggy days and im­prove­ment in

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