An aerial shot of a solar and windpower farm in Dongtai near Yancheng in Jiangsu province. China expanded its renewable-energy capacity in 2020 while increasing its thermal plants at the same time. Photo: EPA-EFE An aerial shot of a solar and windpower farm in Dongtai near Yancheng in Jiangsu province. China expanded its renewable-energy capacity in 2020 while increasing its thermal plants at the same time. Photo: EPA-EFE
An aerial shot of a solar and windpower farm in Dongtai near Yancheng in Jiangsu province. China expanded its renewable-energy capacity in 2020 while increasing its thermal plants at the same time. Photo: EPA-EFE
Climate change

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020 and raises thermal plants base to five-year high

  • China’s 2020 figure is ahead of the 60.4GW of new wind capacity added globally in 2019, according to Global Wind Energy Council
  • China seeks to raise the share of non-fossil fuels in its primary energy consumption to 25 per cent by 2030, up from 15 per cent in 2020

Topic |   Climate change
An aerial shot of a solar and windpower farm in Dongtai near Yancheng in Jiangsu province. China expanded its renewable-energy capacity in 2020 while increasing its thermal plants at the same time. Photo: EPA-EFE An aerial shot of a solar and windpower farm in Dongtai near Yancheng in Jiangsu province. China expanded its renewable-energy capacity in 2020 while increasing its thermal plants at the same time. Photo: EPA-EFE
An aerial shot of a solar and windpower farm in Dongtai near Yancheng in Jiangsu province. China expanded its renewable-energy capacity in 2020 while increasing its thermal plants at the same time. Photo: EPA-EFE
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