China’s net-zero target is a giant step in fight against climate change. China’s net-zero target is a giant step in fight against climate change. All countries can now build systems at costs no higher than for fossil fuels.
FT 1st Oct 2020 read more »
On Sept. 22, China announced an ambitious goal to cut its carbon footprint to net zero by 2060. Meeting it will require a sweeping overhaul of the country’s energy system—a transition complicated by the fact that the country is still rapidly building new coal-fired power plants, by far the country’s predominant energy source. To replace all that coal capacity, China will rely primarily on wind power. The biggest relative gain would be in solar—no surprise, since China has spent the last several years building itself into the world’s leading solar superpower. But the plan also imagines a pivotal role for nuclear. If China meets its goals, it will become the world’s nuclear energy superpower within a decade. China’s industry is quickly gaining steam, with 11 new plants under construction, more than any other country. China is poised to overtake the US as the world’s top producer of nuclear power by 2030.
Quartz 30th Sept 2020 read more »
China’s biggest ever solar power plant goes live. The world leader in solar power this week connected a 2.2GW plant to the grid. It’s the second largest in the world.
CNet 1st Oct 2020 read more »