China will need around 1,700GW of wind and solar capacity, 40 per cent more than the planned 1,200GW, just to hit its target of 25 per cent non-fossil-fuel energy in 2030, according to one estimation. Photo: Shutterstock Images
China will need around 1,700GW of wind and solar capacity, 40 per cent more than the planned 1,200GW, just to hit its target of 25 per cent non-fossil-fuel energy in 2030, according to one estimation. Photo: Shutterstock Images

China must expand renewable energy faster to reach climate goals and maintain economic growth, analysts say

  • China has set a goal for total wind and solar power capacity to reach 1,200GW by 2030, almost double the 635GW capacity in place at the end of last year
  • However, Hong Kong’s WaterRock and Helsinki-based CREA say total installed solar and wind capacity must be much higher

China will need around 1,700GW of wind and solar capacity, 40 per cent more than the planned 1,200GW, just to hit its target of 25 per cent non-fossil-fuel energy in 2030, according to one estimation. Photo: Shutterstock Images
China will need around 1,700GW of wind and solar capacity, 40 per cent more than the planned 1,200GW, just to hit its target of 25 per cent non-fossil-fuel energy in 2030, according to one estimation. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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