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China's post-coal growth

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Slowing GDP growth, a structural shift away from heavy industry, and more proactive policies on air pollution and clean energy have caused China's coal use to peak. It seems that economic growth has decoupled from growth in coal consumption.

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  1. School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

    • Ye Qi
    •  & Tong Wu
  2. Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

    • Ye Qi
    •  & Jiaqi Lu
  3. Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK

    • Nicholas Stern
    •  & Fergus Green
  4. ecoSERVICES Group, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA

    • Tong Wu

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