(From South China Morning Post)
Byline: Ray Cheung
The go-ahead has been given to the mainland's first renewable energy law, creating a framework for the government to promote environmentally friendly technologies to meet the nation's surging demand for power.
On Monday, the National People's Congress Standing Committee passed the legislation calling for the government to adopt an array of preferential policies encouraging the development and use of wind, solar, geothermal and small-scale hydroelectric plants.
To come into effect next year, the law includes an array of government-backed financial incentives such as funds for research and …