China’s Clean Energy Exceeds 20% of Power Generation in 2015

  • Idled wind power rose 69% in 2015 from previous year
  • China saw idle solar capacity emerge in 2015 in northwest

China’s renewable energy, including from hydropower, accounted for a combined 24.5 percent of the nation’s power generation in 2015, even though grid congestion meant that electricity from some projects was wasted.

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