Cang Cienhua, Head of China’s National Energy Administration, made evaluations about promoting the use of clean energy in the country at a press conference in the capital Beijing.
Stating that the installed capacity of clean energy sources in the country is 1.27 terawatts, Cang stated that its ratio in total installed power is 49.5 percent and its share in consumption is 17.5 percent.
Cang stated that the consumption of non-fossil clean energy will be increased by 1 percent every year in the next 5 years, and pointed out that China will focus on the use of these resources.
As of December 2022, in the country where the total installed power exceeds 2.5 terawatts, more than half of the installed power consists of natural gas and coal power plants. The National Energy Administration announced in January that an additional 160 gigawatts of wind and solar capacity will be commissioned as part of this year’s renewable energy investments.
China’s investments in wind and solar have increased by 100 gigawatts per year in the last 3 years.