Renewable energy will account for more than 50% of China’s total energy consumption growth by 2025, and wind and solar will double by 2020, further accelerating China’s carbon emissions target, the Global Times reported.
Director General of New Energy and Renewable Energy Department of China National Energy Administration (NEA) Li Zhuangjun said during the carbon neutrality forum held on August 27 that the construction of wind and photovoltaic power plants in the country’s northwestern desert regions will be a carbon reduction priority in China during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025).
Construction has begun on the first group of 100 million kWh renewable power plants, Li said, noting that the amount of electricity generated by renewable energy sources in China will reach 3.3 trillion kWh by 2025.
A total of five offshore wind turbine bases with a capacity of more than 10 million kW/h are planned to be built in the Shandong Peninsula, the Yangtze River Delta, the southern part of Fujian Province in east China, the eastern part of Guangdong Province in south China, and the southern part of Beibu Bay.
The total generating capacity of the five offshore wind farms is expected to reach 20 million kWh by 2025, Li said.
Li also emphasized the need to implement appropriate support policies, including certificates of consumption for renewable energy sources and continued financial support for renewable energy projects.