China has achieved tremendous economic and social development in the past 30 years. The world’s most populous country, however, depends heavily on coal as its primary energy source. This has resulted in high levels of industrial air pollution and heavy smog shrouding skies in major cities. Headlines like “China is choking” are not uncommon in the world’s media.
Now, the Chinese government is fighting back, declaring a “war on pollution” and actively seeking out cleaner energy sources. A possible solution is to tap China’s vast resources of natural gas, the cleanest-burning fossil fuel. See how Shell and its partner PetroChina are helping China towards a cleaner energy future.