Expert outlines China's renewable energy development

By Gong Yingchun in Warsaw, Poland
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Li Junfeng, head of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), speaks during a side event of the Warsaw Climate Change Conference on Nov. 22. [photo by Gong Yingchun/]

China's renewable energy market has experienced rapid growth due to a continuously growing demand and effective policy support, said an expert from Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA).

In 2012, China's renewable power capacity reached 330 million kwh, accounted for 28.8 percent of the overall power capacity added this year. Renewable electric generating capacity exceeded 1.06 trillion kwh, making up 21.3 percent of the overall electric generating capacity added from all sources. Renewable energy sources accounted for an estimated 9.2 percent of the total primary energy consumption and wind power generating capacity alone reached 100 billion kwh in 2012. Moreover, wind power has now overtaken nuclear power and become China's third largest energy source.

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