China goes for solar power with huge renewable energy investment

China is to throw its economic might behind a national solar power plan that could result in it becoming one of the world’s biggest harvesters of the sun’s energy.

The government body responsible for overseeing energy policy has ­finalised a proposal for billions of pounds of incentives for solar farms and rooftop panels, which will come from the government’s £400bn economic stimulus fund.

Full report in the Guardian

And South Africa? Will we catch up with the world, or are we missing out on one of the most crucial technological revolutions the world has seen?


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I am an environmental writer, journalist and speaker living in Cape Town, South Africa.
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