Wind Energy Capacity Increases as Country Leans to Cleaner Energy Sources
China will be boosting its installed wind energy capacity from last year to a record 19.81 million kilowatts as the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter is trying to switch their power grid to gain cleaner energy sources. The National Energy Administration said that wind farms has produced 153 billion kilowatts hours of electric power in 2014 around 2.8 percent of the total electricity generated.
The installed wind power capacity last year represented a 23 percent jump from 2013 of 16.09 million kilowatts. Although China produces around 80 percent of its total energy and 60 percent of its electricity by burning coal. Last November the government has pledges 20 percent of the total energy produced through non-fossil fuels by 2030 or double that its current level and at the same time capping the growth in the carbon emission in the same year or earlier.
China is a world leader in wind in solar energy production and is announcing plans to boost further renewable investment and at the same time the country is burning around half of the world’s coal emitting twice as much carbon as the U.S.