SECTORS:

URBANIZATION NEWS

China's 2018 Renewable Power Capacity Up 12 Percent on Year
28 Jan, 2019

China’s renewable power capacity rose 12 percent in 2018 compared to a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, with the country still rolling out new projects despite transmission capacity concerns and a growing subsidy payment backlog.

China has been aggressively promoting renewable power as part of an “energy revolution” aimed at easing its dependence on coal, a major source of pollution and climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. 

Total capacity - including hydro and biomass as well as solar and wind - rose to 728 GW by end-2018, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said during an official briefing.

Source: Reuters - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-renewables/chinas-2018-renewable-power-capacity-up-12-percent-on-year-idUSKCN1PM0HM