Bright future for renewable energy

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Chinese workers checking solar panels in Chuzhou, in eastern China's Anhui province, yesterday. The panels convert sunlight into electricity, and are key to the fast-growing renewable energy sector, which also includes water- and wind-generated electricity. Unlike energy from fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas, the generation of electricity by the panels does not release planet-harming carbon dioxide.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2017, with the headline 'Bright future for renewable energy'. Print Edition | Subscribe