"Wind and solar power are booming in China and may help limit global carbon
emissions far faster than expected, according to a new study.
Solar panel installations alone are growing at a pace that would increase
global capacity by 85% by 2025.
The report says the country's green energy targets for 2030 look set to be
exceeded five years ahead of schedule.
But coal plants are also increasing, partly as backup for all the new wind and
solar farms, the authors say.
China is often seen as the key to the world's efforts to rein in the carbon
emissions that are the root cause of climate change.
The country is the world's biggest user of coal, mainly for making electricity.
The use of coal is responsible for around 69% of China's emissions of carbon
But this new study shows that China is fast building up capacity to generate
power from wind and solar, which could have a significant impact on limiting
the impacts of rising temperatures."
Via Future Crunch
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