City dedicated to cleaning up key industry, promoting renewable energy growth

Updated: 2017-09-05 By Tang Zhihao (chinadaily.com.cn) Print

Ordos, a city known for its rich coal resources in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is promoting clean energy production to accelerate the upgrading of the regional economy.

Coal mining has long been the pillar industry of Ordos. In 2016, its overall coal production reached 540 million metric tons, according to local officials.

The Ordos government is aware that reliance on a single industry, especially coal, makes the local economy vulnerable to economic turbulence, and it has been working hard to change the city's economic development model over the past few years.

One of 14 national-level coal production centers and one of nine coal-fired power supply hubs in China, Ordos is playing a leading role in clean coal production.


Oil tanks in the Sugeli natural gas field in Ordos, one of the largest of its kind in China by proven reserves.

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