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China has abandoned 103 coal power plants. Here's what else is changing

China accounts for 36% of total global investment in renewable power Image: REUTERS/Stringer

James Pennington

Associate Director, Circular Economy Lead, Deloitte

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Spinning wind turbines are pictured behind part of the Great Wall of China from the border of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Shanxi province October 11, 2010.
Winds of change: Turbines next to the Great Wall of China Image: REUTERS/Joel Boh
A policeman directs the traffic at a busy street of downtown Shanghai December 5, 2012. While the opportunities are vast in China's estimated $50 billion auto insurance industry, there are roadblocks aplenty - from poor driving standards to a new generation of car owners unfamiliar with the concept of buying protection against accidents and repairs. In 2010, China reported 3.9 million road accidents that killed 65,225 people and injured 254,075. For comparison, there were 30,797 fatal crashes in the United States in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has almost 2.5 times as many registered vehicles as China. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY) - RTR3B827
Change of direction: Ride-sharing could cut congestion in China Image: REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY) - RTR3B827
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