china renewable energy

Can China Get 40% of Its Electricity From Renewables by 2040?

December 1, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

China Renewables Growth

China could quadruple its share of modern renewable energy by 2030 with the right policies in place, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the China National Renewable Energy Center.[read more]

24 Hours of Reality: China's Wind Quest [VIDEO]

October 25, 2014 by Sheila Oliva

China and Wind Energy

Former United States Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore is the Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project. Its aim is to bring millions of people together, so with one collective voice they can demand change from global leaders and force them to help shape the clean-energy future.[read more]

China Confirms 14 Gigawatts of Solar Energy Incentives for 2014

February 19, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

China will be the number one solar market again in 2014 if it meets its recently announced goals. China's National Energy Administration has set a 2014 goal of incentivizing 14 gigawatts of domestic solar capacity, 6 gigawatts aimed at utility scale and 8 gigawatts aimed at distributed generation.[read more]

Coal, Renewables, and China: Headlines and Bottom Lines

January 27, 2014 by Armond Cohen

Coal, Renewables, and China

The new year brought some deserved celebration of the advance of renewable energy in China, as the government announced nearly 8 Gigawatts of wind power additions and 3.6 Gigawatts of new solar installed during 2013. But it is important to keep this laudable progress in perspective.[read more]

Peak Coal in China, or Long and High Plateau?

October 9, 2013 by Armond Cohen

China and Peak Coal

Chinese coal is one of the world’s largest contributors to carbon emissions, so when two reports project a peak in Chinese coal consumption, many energy commentators concluded that the problem has been tamed. But a closer look at the findings refutes that conclusion.[read more]


Transforming China's Grid: Sustaining the Renewable Energy Push

September 25, 2013 by Michael Davidson

Renewables in China

China's deployment of renewable electricity generation is truly unprecedented. But facing the challenges of inefficient deployment and huge projected costs to support expected growth, what has worked in the past may not in fact be sustainable.[read more]

China Energy Plan Could Focus on Energy Efficiency and Fracking

June 12, 2013 by Herman Trabish

China's Energy Plans

China can realize the ambitious targets in its twelfth 5-Year Plan by shifting its focus from increasing capacity to managing demand, according to a just-released report from the China Greentech Initiative, The 2013 China Greentech Report: China at a Crossroads.[read more]

Mythbusting Some Mythbusting about Chinese Coal

June 3, 2013 by Robert Wilson

China coal power plant production

80 GW of coal decommissioned from 2001 to 2010 is impressive. But how long did it take China to build 80 GW of coal plants to replace those? Well, they basically did it in 2006 alone.[read more]

Growth in China Wind Energy Production Exceeds Coal For First Time Ever

March 21, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Coal power in China

According to new statistics from the China Electricity Council, in 2012 China’s wind energy production actually increased more than coal power production for the first time ever.[read more]

Iceland and China Establish Strategic Geothermal Partnership

December 23, 2010 by Nathanael Baker

Iceland, the world's leader in geothermal energy is going to work with China, the world's largest energy consumer, to develop geothermal resources in the Middle Kingdom, Bloomberg reports. Speaking in Abu Dhabi this week, Iceland's President Olafur Grimsson said, "Both Premier Wen Jiaboa and Vice President Xi, who will be the...[read more]

America's Energy Question: What Price Will it Take to Commit to Renewable Energy?

November 9, 2010 by Nathanael Baker

The economic recession has hit renewable energy industries in the United States hard, and the effects have been accentuated by the country's lack of national energy policy. Many renewable energy businesses have found it increasingly difficult to receive money from financial institutions since 2008.  Yet, even when the finances...[read more]

China Green Comes To Texas... And Other Green Issues

February 22, 2010 by Terrence Murray

Will U.S. power consumers ever rely on Chinese green power for their electricity? This notion, that just a few years ago seemed far fetched, will likely become a reality.  On Tuesday, Chinese wind turbine maker A-Power Energy Generation Systems received Chinese regulatory approval to proceed with a 600 megawatts, $1.5 billion wind...[read more]