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Still a Long Way to go July 7, 2014

Posted by hslu in China, Energy, Global Affair.
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China still has a long way to go in its effort to reduce its dependence on coal for electricity generation.

Constructions of nuclear power plants and natural gas power plants need to catch up fast to reduce air pollution in many cities in the country. Hybrid and electric cars are desperately needed. I saw sone hybrid cars being made by a SOE a few months back but I don’t know how soon they will be mass-produced for people who wants one.

Here are the targets regarding the percentage of electricity generated by the fuel source announced by the government recently:

2015 – Short term targets
Natural gas: 7%
Nonfosil fuel: 11.4%

2017 – Mid term target
Natural gas: 9+%
Nonfoil fuel: 13.0%

As of the end of 2013, nuclear only  accounted for 2.11% of the electricity consumption. It is simply too low.

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