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Tibet enters green energy era
update:February 13,2017
Feb. 13, 2017 -- Green energy is not only conducive to the construction of ecological civilization in Tibet, but also to the improvement of Tibetans’ livelihood and social and economic development.
According to Luobuciren, Deputy Director of the Energy Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region, Tibet has been attaching great importance to the development of photovoltaic power generation since 2010, and has established 8 large-scale photovoltaic power plants in Lhasa, Shigatse and Shannan, with an installed capacity of 100,000 KW.
During the 13th Five-Year period, Tibet will expand the coverage of the main power grid to 74 counties and towns, covering 97 percent of the population across the whole region. 
"The promotion of green energy and photovoltaic power generation will help to implement the policy of ‘two barriers and four bases’ (namely national security barrier, ecological security barrier, strategic resource reserve base, plateau agricultural products base, protected area of Chinese characteristic culture and world tourist destination) and curb global warming," said Luobuciren.
"In the next phase, Tibet will change the consumption structure of conventional fuels in agricultural and pastoral areas, so as to promote the ecological construction and social and economic development," added Luobuciren.
By: Tian Guangshan  Liu Qiang
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