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Carbon emission peak and carbon neutrality goal electricity generation to be achieved in advance: State Grid Corporation
Published: Mar 01, 2021 10:26 PM
Photo shows the Pingjing photovoltaic (PV) power station and Dahaizi wind power station in Weining County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. File photo: Xinhua

Photo shows the Pingjing photovoltaic (PV) power station and Dahaizi wind power station in Weining County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. File photo: Xinhua


State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) released a plan for achieving carbon emission peak and carbon neutrality goals on Monday. SGCC estimated that the portion of non-fossil energy used for electricity generation will be reduced to 20 percent and 25 percent of primary energy consumption in 2025 and 2030 respectively. 

The plan stressed to develop clean energies including wind power, solar power, water power and nuclear power. At the end of 2020, the last year of 13th Five Year Plan, SGCC generated 587.2 billion kilowatt per hour of wind power and solar power, which reduced 250 million tons of coal for electricity and 450 million tons of carbon dioxide emission. 

SGCC vowed to enhance the research and development of new technologies of energy generation and transmission. What’s more, intelligent electricity grind nationwide will be able to increase the operation efficiency of electricity transmission and rectify the long distance transmission power grind of clean energies. 

On the energy consumption side, SGCC will reduce the carbon emission by series of energy saving activities including control the use of fossil energies and replace gas and coal with electricity. SGCC estimated electricity will take 30 percent and 35 percent of total energy consumption respectively in 2025 and 2030.

SGCC believed that by building clean energy ecosystem and reducing the use of fossil energy, the goals of carbon emission peak and carbon neutrality are possible to be achieved in advanced before the national standard. 

Global Times

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