A target to add 400-500GW of renewable capacity over the next five years by China’s power industry will put the country ahead of its previously stated ambitions, says Xiamen University’s Lin Boqiang. Photo: Xinhua A target to add 400-500GW of renewable capacity over the next five years by China’s power industry will put the country ahead of its previously stated ambitions, says Xiamen University’s Lin Boqiang. Photo: Xinhua
A target to add 400-500GW of renewable capacity over the next five years by China’s power industry will put the country ahead of its previously stated ambitions, says Xiamen University’s Lin Boqiang. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese utilities’ ambitious renewable energy targets raise questions about costs, delivery

  • Uncertainty about whether other infrastructure will be there to support the increased capacity, says Xiamen University’s Lin Boqiang
  • Growth in renewables entails the expansion and upgrade of the national grid, both in terms of hard infrastructure and IT systems

Topic |   China and climate change
A target to add 400-500GW of renewable capacity over the next five years by China’s power industry will put the country ahead of its previously stated ambitions, says Xiamen University’s Lin Boqiang. Photo: Xinhua A target to add 400-500GW of renewable capacity over the next five years by China’s power industry will put the country ahead of its previously stated ambitions, says Xiamen University’s Lin Boqiang. Photo: Xinhua
A target to add 400-500GW of renewable capacity over the next five years by China’s power industry will put the country ahead of its previously stated ambitions, says Xiamen University’s Lin Boqiang. Photo: Xinhua
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