Last week, in a move that has shocked observers, China’s Central Environmental Inspection Team (CEIT) openly criticised the central government’s National Energy Administration (NEA) for failing to limit the country’s expansion of coal power plants. CEIT’s inspection report also scolded the NEA for “falling behind” on promoting the development of low-carbon energy. The tone of the criticism has been described as unprecedented. Never before has a high-level central government agency been inspected and openly criticised for multiple “failures” related to energy development.
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