BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- China's National Energy Administration recently released a guideline proposing to increase the non-fossil power generation capacity of the country to 900 million kilowatts by 2020, reported Shanghai Securities News Tuesday.
It requires to develop non-fossil energy in a sustainable way. Specifically, efforts should be made to quicken the development of centralized, decentralized, and offshore wind power, distributed photovoltaic power generation, hydropower and nuclear power.
According to a report by the China Electricity Council (CEC), non-fossil power generation capacity contributed 62.8 percent to China's newly added power generation capacity in 2019.
In 2019, China added 25.74 million kilowatts of grid-connected wind power capacity and 26.81 million kilowatts of grid-connected solar power capacity, up 14.8 percent and down 40.8 percent year on year, respectively, said the report.
The guideline also proposes to promote the development of key energy technology equipment, as well as energy storage and hydrogen technology and related industries, and to formulate laws and regulations concerning electricity, coal, nuclear power, energy, natural gas and oil reserve to regulate energy development. (Edited by Gu Shanshan with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)