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China's Installed Capacity of Renewable Power Breaks New Milestone

Source: Science and Technology Daily| 2021-11-25 09:37:46| Author: Li Linxu

By LI Linxu

Thanks to policy and sci-tech support, China keeps leading the world in renewable energy power generation.

The country's installed capacity of renewable-energy power generation reached 1.002 billion kilowatts by the end of October, ranking first in the world, according to the latest data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) released on November 20.

Compared with the year end of 2015, the figure has doubled, reflecting the fast growth of China's renewable energy sector.

By the end of October, renewable energy has accounted for 43.5 percent of the country's total installed power generation capacity, up 10.2 percentage points from the end of 2015.

Of the total, the installed capacity of hydro power generation reached 385 million kilowatts, while that of wind, solar and biomass power generation stood at 299 million, 282 million and 35.34 million kilowatts, continuing to rank first globally, said NEA.


Aiming to achieve carbon peaking by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, China is promoting green and clean energy amid its transition to a low-carbon economy.

Recently, the country has rolled out an action plan for carbon peaking, unveiling a series of major actions for green and low-carbon energy transition.

According to the action plan, approximately 40 gigawatts of additional hydro power capacity will be installed during both the 14th and 15th Five-Year Plan periods. And by 2030, the total installed generation capacity of wind and solar power will reach above 1,200 gigawatts.


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