Renewable energy sources in China

The State Bureau of Statistics of China in its new report this year announces that China is exceeding its expectations in the renewable energy sector. Wind and solar energy jumped to a record high in 2015, which also reduced coal consumption by about 3.7 percent and oil imports by 30%. The statistics support the claim of Xie Zhenhua, China’s chief negotiator at the UN climate talks in Paris last December, that China would significantly exceed its target of reducing emissions per unit of GDP by 2020 by 40% to 45% of 2005 levels. . years. China currently emits nearly a third of the carbon dioxide that warms the planet and its reversal would mean a lot to fight global warming. China’s wind power installations are at a global record level and amount to as much as 32.5 gigawatts, and a huge part of 20.7 gigawatts were installed in 2014. The latest figures show that the energy obtained from hydro, solar, wind, nuclear and natural gas has risen to 18%. Looking at these figures and the fact that they are becoming cheaper in the future, the percentage of renewable energy sources will certainly only increase, and reduce the share of coal as an energy source, which today represents about two thirds of energy sources.