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China to build 45 GW of PV in 2017

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

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

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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IBM and Chinese Energy-Blockchain Labs build blockchain-based carbon asset management platform

The technology giant and the Beijing-based Energy-Blockchain Labs want to use the new platform for allowing its users to manage their carbon assets. With the help of blockchain technology they want to improve efficiency in China’s national carbon market, which will be opened during 2017.


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Power statistics China 2016: Huge growth of renewables amidst thermal-based generation

Total electricity consumption in China rose to 5920 TWh last year. Renewables had a share of more than 25 percent, while year-on-year growth for thermal power generation was largest.


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Renewable energy and the grid expansion in China

Q1 2016 Wind Power Curtailment Levels by Province (Azure International)

The expansion of renewable energy power stations happens at a faster rate than the electricity network is being built up. The curtailment of wind energy is therefore often the rule instead of the exception.


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China announces 340 billion Euro investments into renewables until 2020

Q1 2016 Wind Power Curtailment Levels by Province (Azure International)

The National Energy Administration’s announcement of increased investment into renewables comes at a time where the US politically backs away from clean energy sources. China clearly aims to further establish itself as global renewable energy technology leader.


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Dramatic capacity build-up in China amidst less renewables

China’s new 13th Five-Year-Plan for energy reduces renewable energy expansion targets, while addressing high curtailment rates.


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