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Economy

Nepal turns to renewables amid electricity crisis

Solar panels on the roof of the offices of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre in Lalitpur district, south of Kathmandu (Photo by Deepak Adhikari)

KATHMANDU -- When fuel supplies to landlocked Nepal were blocked at the Indian border during protests over a new constitution in September, Kathmandu sought help from China. Keen on assisting its small but strategically important southwestern neighbor, Beijing responded by donating 1.3 million liters of fuel.

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