Why China’s big plan to cut emissions is good for tech business

Gigaom

What China does to curb its emissions is good both for the environment and for tech companies looking for a large market. So it’s worth paying attention to a report released Monday that argues that the world’s largest polluter could double its renewable energy use between 2010 and 2030 by investing $145 billion annually.

The report, by the International Renewable Energy Agency, said China could do more to boost renewable energy generation for electricity, transportation, industrial production and other areas so that clean energy can account for 26 percent of its energy use by 2030, up from 13 percent in 2010.

Without more investments, the current policy in place will likely increase that share to 17 percent by 2030, said the energy agency, which promotes renewable energy development and counts the world’s biggest producers of greenhouse gas emissions — China, U.S., India, the European Union — and over 100…

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