China intends to receive a third of its electricity from new sources

China plans to increase the share of renewable energy sources to 33% of total energy by 2025. This was reported on June 1 by Reuters, citing a new five-year plan of the State Planning Agency of China.

By 2025, China’s renewable energy consumption is expected to reach about 1 billion tonnes of conventional coal equivalent.

China’s National Development and Reform Commission says the country aims to increase the share of non-fossil fuels to 20% from 15.4% in 2020. The commission added that new energy sources will account for more than half of the growth in energy consumption by 2025.

Context:

  • According to Reuters, China ranks first in the world in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and is a leader in the field of solar energy. Beijing has pledged to increase the total capacity of wind and solar energy to 1,200 GW by 2030, which is almost twice the current figure.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China intends to achieve carbon-neutral status by 2060, Bloomberg reported.

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