Beijing — The world’s worst polluter is leading the clean-energy revolution, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). China will account for a third of new wind-and solar-power installations and 40% of electric vehicle investments until 2040, the Paris-based agency said on Tuesday in its World Energy Outlook. Meanwhile, the country’s coal use peaked four years ago and it will cede its role as the driver of global oil demand to India after 2025. China’s coal production in October dropped to the lowest in eight months, as some mines were shut to ensure safety during the twice-a-decade Community Party congress. Some mining operations were temporarily halted to ensure no accidents occurred in the lead up to and during the 19th congress in Beijing last month, according to Fenwei Energy analysts. "The big drop is within expectation," Zeng Hao, an analyst with Fenwei Energy, said. "Domestic coal output in November will likely return to [the] September level as mines resume opera...

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