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China’s 2019 energy numbers are in – renewables strengthen

Back in late January the Chinese energy trade association the Chinese Electricity Council released some data on the usage of renewables in Chinese electricity generation – it is eye opening stuff, even if we have come across it a bit late. China used 7.23 TWh, up 4.5% which was generated from a total installed power generation capacity of 2010 GW. Fossil power barely grew, and most growth was from renewables and there was a lot of cross-regional and inter-provincial power transmission spend, in double digit growth. The forecast for 2020 is a further rise of 4% to 5% with capacity rising to 2130 GW, an increase of 120 GW. It says that in 2019 non-fossil installed capacity reached 840 GW,…

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