China, which is fighting air pollution by seeking alternatives to coal consumption, will within five years become the world’s biggest renewable energy user, according to a report by the IEA released Monday. “China leads global growth in renewable energy as a result of policies to decarbonize all sectors and reduce harmful local air pollution, and becomes the largest consumer of renewable energy, surpassing the European Union, by 2023,” according to the latest International Energy Agency forecast. China will also lead solar photovoltaic expansion, and account for more than half of the worldwide expansion, according to the IEA report. “China remains the absolute solar PV leader by far, holding almost […]