BEIJING, January 6, -- Amid spiking energy demand and mounting environmental challenges, China is striving to build a greener energy system, with more investment flowing to the clean energy sector in the coming years.

China's total energy consumption will be capped at 5 billion tonnes of coal equivalent by 2020, representing an annual uptick of about 2.5 percent between 2016 and 2020, deputy head of the National Energy Administration (NEA) Li Yangzhe said Thursday.

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JILIN, December 16, China Daily -- An observation satellite launched on Thursday by China to monitor carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere aims to provide a clearer picture of whether countries' efforts to cut emissions are working.

thumb Climate change-12.26 Satellite to give clearer picture of global emissions

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JIUQUAN, November 22, China Daily -- China launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gobi Desert at 3:22 am Thursday.

thumb Climate change - 12.23 China launches satellite to monitor global carbon emissions

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BEIJING, December 6 -- China will boost the development of biomass energy in the next five years to reduce coal consumption and improve air quality, the National Energy Administration said Monday. 

China aims to achieve the target of using biomass energy equivalent of 58 million of tons of coal yearly by 2020, according to the administration's 2016-2020 biomass energy development plan. 

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NANJING, July 6, -- The Ministry of Environmental Protection has started to use biological indicators, such as butterflies and birds, to monitor and predict nationwide environmental changes.

The program will involve the participation of 53 colleges and institutes across the country, and the statistics collected will be used to analyze climate change and its impacts on vegetation.

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