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China in 2019: What was the energy system like?

All in all, the total new electricity generation in China in 2019 was 330 TWh. Renewable energies dominated the new generation. China is still at the forefront of selling electric vehicles.


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Renewables in China 2019: The mid-year status of generation and subsidy schemes

Figure 1: Provincial residential electricity consumption in China per capita in 2012 (kWh)
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During the first half of 2019, Chinese electricity consumption is up 5 percent reaching 3400 TWh. Renewables generated almost 900 TWh of the electricity consumption, thus raising their share to more than 26 percent. The transition of the subsidy scheme and the government’s push for grid-parity solar and renewable auctions instead of feed-in tariffs is however still ongoing.


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What does the BP Stats Review 2019 say about the global hunger for energy?

While renewables were the largest source of new electricity generation on a global level, rising use of gas, oil and coal led to CO2-emissions being two percent higher in 2018 than in 2017. The disquieting truth about the global energy system: growing energy hunger outpaces renewable expansion. The increasing demand of 2.8 percent was primarily met by fossil fuels. This process puts climate goals to risk with the fastest growth of carbon emission in seven years.


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Overview of China’s evolving energy market in 2018

Figure 1: Capacity development of hydro, wind and solar in China, along with capacity goals in 2020
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Last year was again a good year in terms of PV expansion in China with now 175 GW. However, also total electricity consumption grew pronouncedly by 540 TWh offsetting gains in the renewable part of the generation mix, while generation from thermal fossil-fueled power plants increased as well. LNG to play a central role to cover China`s gas consumption in the future.


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China’s electricity system in 2017: Record PV expansion

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Gross electricity consumption in China exceeded 6000 TWh for the first time in 2017. Installed capacities increased last year, in particular on the renewable side. PV capacities grew by 70 per cent.


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China to build 45 GW of PV in 2017

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China already surpassed its target for 2020 and installed 112 GW of PV until end of July 2017.


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Power market reform China: Update on provincial spot markets

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The world’s largest electricity producer reforms its power sector. The development of a provincial spot market is increasingly important to allow for efficient power plant dispatch in China. Zhejiang province aims to introduce a spot market by early 2019.


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Analysis of the Chinese electricity supply shows significant increase of renewables

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On behalf of Agora Energiewende and the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC), Energy Brainpool investigated the Chinese power supply. It became clear that the power system is in a significant transition. The increasing regenerative supply is followed by stagnating CO2 emissions since 2013.


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