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China generating more electricity from clean energy

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-07-28 10:26

BEIJING - China generated more electricity from clean energy resources in the first half of 2015, as the country strived to boost the use of non-fossil fuel sources in its energy structure.

Electricity generated from non-fossil energy increased 16 percent year on year in the first six months, said to Liu Qi, vice chief of the National Energy Administration, at a press conference on Monday.

In the first half year, the amount of hydropower generated increased by 13.3 percent from a year earlier, while nuclear power rose 34.8 percent, and wind power jumped 16 percent year on year.

Meanwhile, about 22.9 percent of the total electricity generated in the country was from non-fossil energy, up 3 percentage points compared to the amount recorded during the same period last year, Liu said.

China aims to raise the share of non-fossil fuels in its primary energy consumption to around 20 percent by 2030, according to a national plan submitted to the United Nations in June. The ratio was 11.2 percent in 2014.

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