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China's NEA forecasts 50% of power generation from renewables by 2025

According to the Chinese department of New and Renewable Energy Sources of the National Energy Administration (NEA), China's power generation from renewable energy sources will surpass 50% of the country’s overall generation by 2025. In addition, wind power and solar power generation is expected to double in the period between 2020 and 2025, corresponding to the country’s 14th Five-Year Plan. The NEA has notably said that the overall electricity volumes generated by renewable power sources in China would reach 3,300 TWh by 2025. The Administration also expects the total installed capacity of wind and solar power to surpass 1,200 GW in 2030.

Furthermore, the NEA announced that that the construction of a first group of renewable power plants with 100 GWh of generation capacity of had begun. It notably includes a total of five offshore wind turbine projects totalling 20 GWh of generation capacity that are planned to be built in the Shandong Peninsula, the Yangtze River Delta, China's Fujian Province, China's Guangdong Province and the southern Beibu Gulf. No further details have yet been given on the projects.

At the end of 2021, renewables (excluding nuclear) represented 29% of China’s power generation (with about 2,500 TWh).

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