Carbon emissions rise by 4 percent in China

Demand created by China's wealthy middle class is being blamed for a rise in pollution in the country.

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    China is the world’s top carbon emitter.

    Eighty-five percent of its primary energy still comes from fossil fuels, most of that from coal.

    But it has been investing in renewable power for decades.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson explores whether China's surging economy can ever go green.


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