SHEN Lei, CHENG Shengkui, and XU Zengrang
Coal mined in China produces more of China’s energy than any other fuel, but it is not a renewable resource. Hillsides have been stripped by coal mining, depleting the supply, and China’s coal-dominated energy structure has caused substantial impacts on the environment. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
With increasing energy demand and limited conventional energy resources, China is recognizing the need to develop renewable energy. In