National coal-fired capacity stood at 1,090GW at the end of June, 2.5 per cent higher year on year. Photo: AP National coal-fired capacity stood at 1,090GW at the end of June, 2.5 per cent higher year on year. Photo: AP
National coal-fired capacity stood at 1,090GW at the end of June, 2.5 per cent higher year on year. Photo: AP

China’s carbon neutral goal: Non-fossil fuel capacity will soon surpass coal power’s, though much of it remains unused

  • Utilisation of solar, wind and hydro plants reached only 29 to 62 per cent of that of their coal-fired counterparts in the first half of the year
  • Fossil fuels’ dominance in China’s energy mix has been falling in the past decade thanks to faster growth in the construction of clean energy projects

Topic |   China’s carbon neutral goal
National coal-fired capacity stood at 1,090GW at the end of June, 2.5 per cent higher year on year. Photo: AP National coal-fired capacity stood at 1,090GW at the end of June, 2.5 per cent higher year on year. Photo: AP
National coal-fired capacity stood at 1,090GW at the end of June, 2.5 per cent higher year on year. Photo: AP
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