China's Tibet Autonomous Region is stepping up efforts to develop sources of renewable energy.
Tibet is rich in solar, geothermal and wind energy, while short of coal, gas and oil.
In cooperation with the United Nations Development Program and the Italian Government, Tibet has set up the largest geothermal power plant in China.
Local government is also undertaking a comprehensive appraisal, in preparation for the construction of a series of large-scale wind power stations.
(CRI April 18, 2005)