22 Mar '16, 5pm

China plans to meet 2020 emissions goal by tripling solar power capacity

China plans to meet 2020 emissions goal by tripling solar power capacity

The mostly coal-dependent nation has seen a huge increase in solar power capacity in recent years as new installations have boosted 2011 figures by nearly 13-fold. Despite the growth, as of the end of last year, solar power only accounts for around three percent of China’s electricity. Earlier this year, the government announced an aggressive plan to close some 1,000 coal mines as a key step toward the nation’s goal of reducing coal consumption by 60 percent by 2020. As coal declines, the country’s booming renewables market is primed to take up the slack.

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