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China Tries To Rebut Reports That It Killed G20 Renewable Energy Commitment

A delegate arrives at the G20 climate talks in Chennai, India in late July. Image: R. Satish Badu / AFP

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs pushed back this week against reports that China helped to block a G20 measure to triple renewable energy capacity. The Ministry called the reports “completely inconsistent with the facts.”

While the statement then goes on to list many Chinese achievements in renewable energy, it doesn’t fundamentally clarify what went on at the meetings in India:

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