China more than doubled its construction of new wind and solar power plants in 2020 from a year earlier, government data showed, reflecting Beijing’s pledge to cut fossil fuel dependence and bring carbon emissions to a peak within a decade.
Following on from our recent piece on what is driving the largest ever wave of manufacturing capacity expansion announcements in the PV industry, a few real-world examples may shine further light on this topic.
Grass roots momentum has pushed the central government to pledge carbon neutrality by 2050, but it could count for little if the country fails to stop coal investment and set an enhanced 2030 target.
There may not be a ‘Green Deal’ planned in China but plans are in the making for a resurgence in solar installations as part of the forthcoming 14th Five-Year-Plan (2020-2025).
Beijing’s plan to cut greenhouse gases could mean a global expansion of green industries following China’s climate lead.
Experts react to President Xi’s statement that China will up its climate ambition by striving for carbon neutrality by 2060
China is drafting its next Five Year Plan, and the president of Energy Foundation China wants to see ambitious energy and climate goals