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Installed renewable energy capacity in China skyrockets in first four months of 2022

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China intends to increase the share of non-fossil energy consumption to around 25% by 2030.

Installed renewable energy capacity in China skyrockets in first four months of 2022

Installed renewable energy capacity in China grew rapidly between January and April this year, amid the country's efforts to reduce carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.

According to the State Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China, the capacity of wind power plants during the specified period increased by 17.7% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 340 million kW, and the capacity of solar power plants reached 320 million kW, an increase of 23. 6%.

By the end of April, the total installed capacity of power plants in the country reached 2.41 billion kW, an increase of 7.9% year on year, according to official data.

China has announced that it will aim to achieve peak carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.

The country is moving forward in the development of renewable energy sources in order to optimize the energy consumption structure. According to an action plan published last year, China intends to increase the share of non-fossil energy consumption to around 25% by 2030.

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