China’s electricity could go 85% renewable by 2050 – study

China could get 85% of its electricity and 60% of total energy from renewables by 2050, according to government agencies.

A rapid rollout of wind, solar and bioenergy is technologically and economically feasible, a report led by the China National Renewable Energy Centre claims.

In a “high renewable” scenario, the country’s coal use would peak in 2020 and its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 – five years ahead of target.


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