China, one of the largest economies in the world, continues to invest in sustainable energy within the scope of meeting its increasing energy needs and reaching net-zero emissions by 2060. Country, record investment in wind power in 2020 made.
China, which built more than the total wind farms built in 2019 in the rest of the world last year, thus Wind farm with a capacity of 58 gigawatts owned it. With a total capacity of about 100 gigawatts worldwide in 2020 Considering that the wind farm was built, it is quite impressive that China is responsible for 58 gigawatts of it.
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One of the reasons why producers in the country are loaded into the wind energy sector in 2020 is that the Chinese government is in The incentives for this sector will be cut in 2021. lies in the fact that it will go. However, this investment in green energy does not mean that the country is neglecting the infamous fossil fuel industry.
Investing in wind energy The bad guy standing in front of him is coal power plants. According to the data provided by the Global Energy Monitor, China reached more than three times the total coal capacity reached by all countries in the world in 2020. This means building a coal plant almost every week. It is stated that 90% of the coal plants under construction worldwide in the first half of 2020 are in China and the country hosts half of the total global electricity generated from coal.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2020, China’s carbon footprint before 2030 He stated that he planned to be carbon neutral in 2060 by reaching and gradually reducing its emissions.