China proposes cooperative renewables research

China is proposing an international science and technology cooperation scheme to hasten the development of clean renewable energies, SciDev.Net reported.

The scheme will "promote multilateral agreements to encourage international governments to support renewable energy", the report said, citing Shang Yong, China’s vice-minister of science and technology.

The scheme will establish international joint laboratories and research and development centres on renewable energy, the report said, as well as facilitating exchanges between scientists and engineers in the field.

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