China plans a mammoth 450 GW of wind and solar in its deserts

Solar farm

by Tanatchapoom (Tony) Mueantonthian

March 13, 2022 C.E.

China has announced a massive new plan to expand its renewable energy capacity through a series of solar and wind projects. About 100 GW of this new capacity is already under construction in addition to 306 GW of solar capacity and 328 GW of wind capacity that was installed by the end of 2021. The President of China, Xi Jinping, aims to get wind and solar capacity over 1.2 terawatts by 2030. 

China already dominates renewable energy production globally. In 2020, China installed and produced renewable energy at around 895 GW, which is more than European Union, the USA, and Australia combined. These newly announced projects are another huge step in the transition away from fossil fuels.

Perhaps the renewable energy boom in China will be a perfect model for other countries to follow its lead.


Era: Today (2017 C.E. - 2024 C.E.)
Year: 2022 C.E.
Topic: Clean & renewable energy and Climate crisis
Region: East Asia
Country: China
Actor Type: Nations

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