China

Climate targets: Energy

    • 20% non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption by 2030
      Energy | Target year: 2030
    • 200 GW wind by 2020
      Energy | Target year: 2020
    • 100 GW solar by 2020
      Energy | Target year: 2020
    • 10% natural gas consumption in the primary energy consumption by 2020; 30 million cubic meters coal-bed methane production by 2020
      Energy | Target year: 2020
    • Increase the percentage of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to 15% by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • The proportion of natural gas consumption in primary energy consumption will exceed 10%, and the utilization volume will reach 3.6 trillion cubic meters by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • Safe and efficient development of nuclear power. On the basis of ensuring safety, the company will effectively develop nuclear power, upgrade the safety level of nuclear power plants, and steadily advance nuclear power construction. The total installed capacity in 2020 reached 58 million kilowatts. by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • By 2020, the total primary energy consumption will be controlled at about 4.8 billion tons of standard coal, and the total coal consumption will be controlled at about 4.2 billion tons by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • By 2020, natural gas will account for more than 10% by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • By 2020, it will cumulatively increase the verified geological reserves of conventional gas by 5.5 trillion cubic meters, and produce 178 billion cubic meters of conventional natural gas per year by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • By 2020, the proportion of coal consumption will be controlled within 62% by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • By 2020, shale gas production will strive to exceed 30 billion cubic meters by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • Total energy consumption capped at 5 billion metric tons of standard coal equivalent by 2020
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2015
      Source:

      Executive | 2016

    • For group access standards, coal consumption for newly-built coal-fired power generation units is lower than 300 grams per kilowatt-hour of standard coal, and pollutant emissions are close to those of gas-fired gas turbines by 2014
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2014 | Base year: 2014
    • By 2020, the total primary energy consumption will be controlled at around 4.8 billion tons of standard coal.
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • Reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 15% from 2015 levels by 2020 against a 2015 baseline
      Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2015
      Source:

      Executive | 2016

    • Decrease the energy intensity of GDP by 16% by 2015 against a 2011 baseline
      Energy | Intensity target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2011
    • Installed capacity of conventional hydropower will strive to reach 350 million kilowatts, and the annual power generation capacity will be 1.2 trillion kilowatt-hours by 2020
      Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • Vigorously develop wind power. Accelerate the construction of 80 million-kilowatt-class wind power bases in the ��Three North Region� and coastal areas, and build inland small and medium-sized wind power and offshore wind power projects in line with local conditions, and strengthen all kinds of grid-connected auxiliary projects. In 2020, the installed capacity of grid-connected wind power will reach 200 million kilowatts
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • Promote the diversification of solar energy use. Build a batch of "10,000 kilowatt-class" large-scale photovoltaic power plants. In 2020, the installed capacity of solar power generation will reach 100 million kilowatts, and the installed area of ??solar thermal utilization will reach 800 million square meters
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • Develop biomass energy. We will give priority to the construction of biomass polygeneration projects, accelerate the development of biogas power generation, and promote urban waste incineration and landfill gas power generation. To realize the industrialization of biomass forming fuels, accelerate the industrialization of biomass liquid fuels, and actively develop biomass gas supply. In 2020, the installed capacity of biomass power generation in China will reach 30 million kilowatts, the annual biomass consumption of biomass fuel will reach 50 million tons, the annual utilization of biogas will reach 44 billion cubic meters, and the annual utilization of biological liquid fuel will reach 130 billion cubic meters.
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • Non-fossil energy will account for 15% of primary energy consumption by 2020
      Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • Geothermal energy to reach 50 million tons of standard coal by 2020
      Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
    • Non-fossil energy from 12% to 15% of primary energy consumption by 2020
      Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2015
      Source:

      Executive | 2016

    • Increase the share of non-fossil fuel primary energy consumption to 11.4% by 2015
      Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2011
    • Reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by at least an additional 3.4% in 2016 by 2016 against a 2015 baseline
      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2016 | Base year: 2015
      Source:

      Executive | 2016

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