Gate to China – A Global Leader in Renewable Energy Technology
A decade of highly focussed development in the renewable energy sector has made China the world’s superpower in this sector. Amongst all nations of the world it is at the forefront in the production and usage of renewable energy technologies.In 2014 its investment in the clean energy sector was about $90bn, which is roughly 73% more than the US.
At the end of 2014 China was at the top as the best leader in renewable energy technology. It is the leader in the production and use of wind energy, solar power, and smart grid technologies. It has the largest wind power capacity, hydro power capacity, and the second largest solar capacity in the world.
The clean energy technology programmes of China have ensured that its renewable energy sector is fast outstripping its fossil fuels and nuclear power capacity. The Chinese government has set a target for non-fossil fuels to contribute to 20% of its total energy consumption by 2030 and coal consumption will max out at 4.2bn tonnes by 2020. In addition to this it is committed to quadrupling solar energy and doubling wind power by 2020.
By 2050 China aims to have renewable energy sources to power 60% of its total energy consumption and 85% of all electricity needs. The track record of China and its determination will ensure that these targets are met.It is totally viable both technically and economically to phase out fossil fuels with renewable and clean energy sources. China scarcity of fossil fuels translates into its emphasis on renewable as a source of energy security.
Hydro power (China has set a target of 350GW of hydro power for 2020) is the biggest source of renewable energy in China but other sources too are in rapid development. It is estimated that it possible for China to cover all its electricity demands from wind power by 2030. The Global Wind Energy Council states that the scale of China’s wind energy development is the best in the world. The installed solar power target is 20-30 GW by 2020 and the country is the largest Solar PV manufacturer in the world. Geothermal resources are abundant in China with close to 3000 hot springs with temperatures exceeding 250°C.Along with these Bio energy is targeted to generate 1% of all its renewable energy generation by 2020.
In this overall concerted effort the Chinese government is determined to mitigate the pollution levels of the Hebei province which has the dubious distinction of having seven of the top ten most polluted cities in China. The aim is to have air pollution and environment conservation measures in place, of which clean and renewable energy technology programmes will play the most vital role. To this end the Gate to China, an online platform, is one of the approved 5 Hebei Province 2015 High Technology and intelligence Recruitment Centre, which extends an open invitation to specialists in various fields, like industry, agriculture, waste management etc., who can collaborate and cooperate in the transfer of know-how, technology and skills. China has always been open to the flow of ideas and learning, and Gate to China is a medium through which it aims to bring the latest technologies of the world for enhancing the quality of life for its citizens of Hebei province.