China's Pursuit of Carbon Goals is Helped by the Growth of Clean Energy, Says a Report
According to a report released on Friday, China saw a rapid expansion of renewable energy in 2021, creating a solid foundation for the country's pursuit of its carbon peaking and carbon neutrality targets.
According to the research by the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute, the country's renewable energy sources generated 2.48 trillion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in 2021, accounting for 29.7 per cent of total power generation.
Renewable energy capacity in China reached one billion kilowatts in 2021, accounting for 44.8 per cent of total installed power capacity.
In 2021, the country's use of renewable energy will save 750 million tonnes of conventional coal, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 1.95 billion tonnes.
According to the research, the rapid development of renewable energy has contributed to the construction of a clean, low-carbon, safe, and efficient energy system.
China has stated that it will try to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
To strengthen its energy structure, the country is pushing ahead with renewable energy production.
According to a plan released earlier this month by nine Chinese government departments, renewable energy would account for more than half of China's total electricity consumption from 2021 to 2025, saving a billion tonnes of conventional coal.