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China’s Clean Energy Growth Outlook for 2022 Keeps Getting Bigger

A leading think tank sees China adding 25% more wind turbines and solar panels than last year’s record.

Solar panels and wind turbines in Gansu province, China.
Solar panels and wind turbines in Gansu province, China.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China's leading renewable energy think tank gave the most bullish forecast yet for its renewable power build-out this year as it tries to meet climate goals and reduce foreign fuel dependency.

China is set to install a record 156 gigawatts of wind turbines and solar panels this year, said Yi Yuechun, vice dean of the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute, a think tank that supports the National Energy Administration. That would be a 25% jump from the previous record set last year, according to BloombergNEF data.