- China aims to increase wind and solar energy sources to 11%.
- The amount is expected to be achieved in the current fiscal year.
- China aims to boost its use of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to some 25% by 2030.
- Local governments are expected to grant approvals to new solar and wind projects.
China’s National Energy Administration on April 19 announced that it will seek to increase its solar and wind power generation to some 11 percent of the country’s total power consumption in 2021, from 9.7 percent in 2020.
According to reports, the announcement was made by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who had announced that China will boost its use of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to some 25 percent by 2030.
Chinese officials also urged developers of solar and wind power generation to speed up construction. It has also asked local governments and power grid firms to work to ensure that solar and wind power is able to connect to the grid.
In addition to this, local governments are expected to accelerate the granting of approvals to new solar and wind projects.
China’s solar and wind plan will reportedly be open for public comments until April 25.