A solar power plant in Turpan, northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: Xinhua
A solar power plant in Turpan, northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: Xinhua

Climate Change: China’s new wind and solar capacity makes up over half the power industry total as nation seeks to cut carbon footprint

  • Wind and solar farms accounted for more than half of the new power capacity added in mainland China last year, official figures show
  • Generating more low-carbon energy is one of the pillars of Beijing’s strategy to decarbonise its economy

A solar power plant in Turpan, northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: Xinhua
A solar power plant in Turpan, northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: Xinhua
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