The World's #1 Renewable Energy Network for News, Information, and Companies.

China Reiterates Plans to Boost Clean Energy

China Reiterates Plans to Boost Clean Energy

China, the world’s biggest investor in renewable energy, reiterated plans to boost construction of solar and wind power plants along with projects to transmit electricity from the clean sources.

The nation will also start construction of some key nuclear power projects in eastern coastal areas and “reasonable” hydropower plants, according to comments from Premier Li Keqiang posted on the central government’s website.

The statement reinforces China’s commitment to look for alternative sources of energy as the nation’s policy makers grapple with improving the nation’s air and water supplies.

The world’s largest carbon emitter is planning the energy projects to stabilize growth and adjust its energy structure after Li declared war on smog in a speech last month, vowing to shut coal-fired furnaces among other measures. Beijing’s air quality failed to meet government standards 52 percent of the time last year, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said in March.

Mainland China has 20 nuclear reactors in operation, 28 being built, and more about to start construction, which would deliver a more-than-threefold increase in capacity by 2020, according to the World Nuclear Association’s website. New approvals for nuclear plants recommenced in October 2012, after their suspension following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Jiangsu Shentong Valve Co. led shares of Chinese nuclear-related companies higher. The nuclear-plant valve maker rose as much as 5.1 percent to 17.06 yuan, headed for the highest in 22 months, and traded at 16.56 yuan as of 10:29 a.m. in Shenzhen. Shanghai Electric Group Co. traded 3.4 percent higher in Shanghai.

China will begin building ultra-high voltage and regular grids to deliver power from the country’s west to the east, Li said in the statement, underscoring a previous plan. The country will also promote clean-energy vehicles.

Electricity power system reform will be speeded up and trade between power suppliers and users will be promoted, the statement said.

Copyright 2014 Bloomberg

Lead image: China flag via Shutterstock


Wind turbines

Why It's Time To Get Real About Energy Security

Hannah Smith, Contributor Energy is Europe’s quiet crisis. While the clamour of failing economies, desperate migrants and political clashes grabs the headlines, energy policy is rarely front-page news, but it should be — the statistics are shocking.

Largest Solar Farm in Virginia Just Commissioned by Amazon Web Services

Renewable Energy World Editors Back in 2012, Amazon received a failing grade from Greenpeace regarding its use of renewable energy to power its cloud centers. Skip a couple years and in 2014 Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a goal of achiev...

A Closer Look at Fossil and Renewable Energy Subsidies

Susan Kraemer, Contrubutor A new study by the International Monetary Fund puts the total cost of fossil fuel subsidies at approximately $10 million a minute globally, when health costs and environmental degradation are included, never mind the effec...

How to Win Planning Permission for Renewable Energy Projects (and Influence People)

Tildy Bayar, Contributor At Tuesday afternoon’s POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe conference session in Amsterdam, Paul Davison of PR firm Proteus discussed how to best communicate with the public regarding renewable ene...


Volume 18, Issue 3


To register for our free
e-Newsletters, subscribe today:



Microgrid Global Innovation Forum

Microgrid Global Innovation Forum  This event brings together thoug...

Grid Edge Live

Grid Edge Live 2015 The impressive two and a half day agenda addresses k...

2015 Solar Power International

Stop by and visit Canadian Solar at the 2015 SPI show!


Signing a Solar Lease? Here are Five Things You Need to Know

Solar leases have grown in popularity, and they continue to be one of th...

DIY: Don’t Install Yourself

You finally made the choice to go solar. Seems like it might be pretty e...

Capturing Your Prospects' Attention In Three Sentences

You have about 15 seconds to capture your prospects’ attention, wh...


Tweet the Editors! @megcichon @jennrunyon


Renewable Energy: Subscribe Now

Solar Energy: Subscribe Now

Wind Energy: Subscribe Now

Geothermal Energy: Subscribe Now

Bioenergy: Subscribe Now