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Jun 02, 2022 04:22 AM
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China Scales Back Its Target for Renewable Energy Through 2025

A wind power farm in Yongzhou, Hunan province.
A wind power farm in Yongzhou, Hunan province.

China scaled back its five-year-plan for renewable energy, setting a target for renewable power generation to provide for more than 50% of additional electricity consumption over 2021–25, down from a previous goal of two-thirds.

In March 2021, Li Chuangjun, director of the Department of New Energy and Renewable Energy Sources of the National Energy Administration, said renewables would account for two-thirds of the increase in electricity consumption through 2025.

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