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Power generation in China 2011-2019, by source

In 2019, approximately 405 terawatt hours of electricity had been generated using wind power.

Renewable energy in China

   In the last two decades, China has been raising the capacity, and hence the generation volume, of electricity from all sources of energy in order to meet the growing energy demand. Although most of the growth still came from thermal power which was the dominating source of energy in China for a long time, Chinese consumption of renewable energy has increased to over 140 times the consumption rate of the early 2000s. It was forecasted by the China Renewable Energy Centre that hydropower and wind power would each account for around 14 percent of electricity generation by 2025.

The role of China in global renewable energy

  Deciding to ride with the global sustainable development tide, China has attempted to transform itself into one of the leading players in the renewable energy arena. Mainland China and Taiwan together accounted for 70 percent of the global solar photovoltaic module production worldwide. Furthermore, China has become a keen investor in clean energy, having invested over 80 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, exceeding the sum of the second and third biggest players, namely United States and Japan.  

Electric power generation in China from 2011 to 2019, by source

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Some figures had been calculated according to growth rates.

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