16 Jan '12, 1pm

China Now Gets Over 11% of its Power from Renewable Sources, Premier Says

China Now Gets Over 11% of its Power from Renewable Sources, Premier Says

Matthijs Koster via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 According to one of China's top cabinet members, over 11% of the nation's power is now generated by renewable sources. Yet despite that figure – as well as heavy investment in renewable energy technology and pointed efforts to corner the market for solar panels – China is still betting on the continued dominance of fossil fuels. Today, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao delivered the opening remarks at this year's World Future Energy Summi t in Abu Dhabi. In his speech, he touted a list of impressive steps his nation has made towards cleaning up its energy sector: China has "phased out backwards facilities", reduced carbon emissions by "184 million tons on an annual basis", and "shut down small coal plants" that totaled 80 GW of capacity – which, Wen noted, was the "equivalent to the energy consumption of a small European country". There were ...

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