China is set become the world's largest source of sustainable energy.
That's according to a new report, suggesting the country could potentially create a third of it's energy from wind turbines.
The study published in the journal Nature Energy, suggests within 14 years the capacity for generating energy – mostly clean – will come online in China than what currently exists in the whole of the US.
It states, 'Increasing the operational flexibility of China’s coal fleet would allow wind to deliver nearly three-quarters of China’s target of producing 20% of primary energy from non-fossil sources by 2030'.
It's fair to say, China has not had the best reputation when it comes to air quality. The country is still classed as the worlds largest greenhouse gas emitter, producing more than 70% of its electricity from coal.
China has since taken steps this year to change the narrative. The State Council of the People's Republic of China passed a law that states gas quality should be matched with the country’s restrictions on major pollutants. And that local governments are to ban low-quality coal for residential use.
By going forward with plans for more renewable energy sources and policy on pollution control, China could be set to evolve from the most polluted in the World to the greenest.
News | September 05,2017