China’s renewable energy capacity up in H1

China registered a steady expansion in renewable energy capacity in the first half of the year as the country continues its pursuit of green growth.

By the end of June, China’s installed power generation capacity totaled 2.26 billion kilowatts, up 9.5 percent year on year, data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) showed.

Specifically, wind farms saw capacity reach about 290 million kilowatts in the January-June period, jumping 34.7 percent year on year, while the capacity of solar farms climbed 23.7 percent from a year ago to around 270 million kilowatts, the NEA said.

China is forging ahead in renewable energy development amid its transition to a low-carbon economy.

The country has announced that it would strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.