Renewable Energy in China is Booming

When most people think of China and energy coal generally comes to mind, indeed China is the world’s biggest user of coal for energy. That may not change anytime soon but what the Chinese government is doing now is expanding their renewable power and becoming the world’s largest exporter of renewable technology. We can all benefit from increased use of renewable energy even if it just offsets new coal power plants from being built.

China has also leapfrogged the West in the last two years to emerge as the world’s largest manufacturer of solar panels. And the country is pushing equally hard to build nuclear reactors and the most efficient types of coal power plants.

These efforts to dominate renewable energy technologies raise the prospect that the West may someday trade its dependence on oil from the Mideast for a reliance on solar panels, wind turbines and other gear manufactured in China.

China’s top leaders are intensely focused on energy policy: on Wednesday, the government announced the creation of a National Energy Commission composed of cabinet ministers as a “superministry” led by Prime Minister Wen Jiabao himself.

Regulators have set mandates for power generation companies to use more renewable energy. Generous subsidies for consumers to install their own solar panels or solar water heaters have produced flurries of activity on rooftops across China.

12 thoughts on “Renewable Energy in China is Booming

  1. Looks like Ontario is in on the game what with the $7B deal recently inked with Samsung.

  2. The city of Beijing, China’s second-largest energy consumer, has announced plans to build a “solar street” where buildings, streetlights, and other features will run entirely on energy from the sun. A second pilot project in the city’s Xuanwu Park will introduce solar power for lighting, heating, and refrigeration. .

  3. Its really a very informative and excellent article on China’s renewable energy. I think in a near future China is gonna be a super power in the world. Their energy policy is really praiseworthy.

  4. This is great China has billions of people and even if America does everything right, with China’s demand for energy global warming couldn’t be reversed.

  5. I always thought that in near future China will emerge as a super power in the world. Now after reading this article, my belief has become strong. Their energy policy is really modern and thoughtful.

  6. A proposal has also been approved to install thousands of rooftop solar panels on commercial and residential buildings and educational institutions, according to Shanghai Daily.

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  8. China is one of the biggest country and one of the most leading when it comes to energy. Great to know that their population did not make their country down, instead they’ve been working hard to sustain all the needs.

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