It came after
the NEA said it would plough 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020, as the world's largest
energy market continues to shift away from coal power towards cleaner fuels.
The investment will reportedly create over 13 million jobs in the sector, with the agency
estimating renewable power capacity including wind, hydro, solar and nuclear power will contribute to about half of new electricity
generation by 2020.