China’s Renewable Energy Capacity Expanded Rapidly In First Four Months of 2022

In the January-April 2022 period, China's wind power capacity jumped 17.7% and solar capacity 23.6% year-on-year

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China’s installed capacity of renewable energy grew rapidly in the first four months of 2022 as the country strives to achieve its carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals.


In the January-April 2022 period, wind power capacity jumped 17.7% year-on-year to around 340 gigawatts, while solar energy saw capacity hit 320 million gigawatts, an increase of 23.6%, according to the China National Energy Administration.


By the end of April, the country’s total installed power generation capacity reached about 2400 gigawatts, a 7.9% increase from a year ago, the data showed.


China has announced that it will aim for peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.


The country is forging ahead in renewable energy development to improve its energy structure. According to an action plan released last year, it aims to increase the share of non-fossil energy consumption to around 25 percent by 2030.

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