Non-fossil fuel energy sources such as wind, nuclear, solar and hydropower may make up half of China’s total power generation capacity by the end of 2022, for the first time ever.
China Electricity Council (CEC) has forecast that for the first time ever the country’s non-fossil energy sources make up half of China’s total power generation capacity by the end of 2022. This include wind, solar, hydropower and nuclear. According to news agency »Reuters«, China is expected to add 180 GW of new power generation capacity from non-fossil fuel sources during this year, driving total non-fossil fuel capacity to 1,300 GW.
That equates to half of the CEC’s forecast of total installed power generation capacity in China of 2,600 GW by the end of 2022, of which 1,140 GW would be coal-fired power capacity, the article said.
China has pledged to »control« coal consumption in the 2021 to 2025 period and bring total wind and solar capacity to at least 1,200 GW by the end of this decade in order to cap carbon emissions by around 2030 and reach a carbon neutrality by 2060.
Source: ReutersTags: China, China electricity Council, Fossil Fuels, Hydropower, Nuclear