China has issued a new energy plan calling for more renewables and less use of fossil fuels by 2010. The State Science and Technology Commission plan, which must be approved by the State Council, would boost renewables, including wind, with collaboration with private industry on research and development, and by encouraging use of foreign technology and aid. Most of the energy used in China, a country which is growing rapidly and expected to become Asia's leading economy next century, is from coal and oil.
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