CHINA RENEWABLES 3.3 TLN KWH
CGTN - 02-Jun-2022 - Amid efforts to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals, China's power generation through renewable energy sources will account for over half of the country's total electricity consumption by 2025, equivalent to saving 1 billion tonnes of standard coal.
According to a plan released on Wednesday jointly by nine Chinese government organs including the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner, during the country's 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), the country's annual power generation from renewable energy sources will reach 3.3 trillion kWh by 2025.
The plan also outlines developmental strategies for renewables like wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy, and for promoting the use of green hydrogen in sectors such as chemical production, coal mining and transportation.
In addition, China will expedite the construction of storage facilities and upgrade its power grids to feature intelligent functions, thereby facilitating clean energy development.