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‘Growth in air conditioning has been staggering. China is the sweet spot. Every single year,
60 million more units are being sold there...’ Photo: Getty Images/age fotostock RM

‘Growth in air conditioning has been staggering. China is the sweet spot. Every single year, 60 million more units are being sold there...’ Photo: Getty Images/age fotostock RM

‘Growth in air conditioning has been staggering. China is the sweet spot. Every single year, 60 million more units are being sold there...’ Photo: Getty Images/age fotostock RM

Most of the world will have air conditioning in their homes, workplaces and cars within 20 years, requiring thousands of power stations to be built and potentially accelerating climate change, energy experts say.

As temperatures shatter records worldwide in 2016, demand for the technology is exploding.


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