“How China’s renewables revolution has tipped the scales”

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http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/chinas-renewables-revolution-tipped-scales-82321

China’s energy revolution, which underpins its transformation into the world’s largest manufacturing system (the new “workshop of the world”), continues to astonish all observers and to terrify some. China is known widely as the world’s largest user and producer of coal, and the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. This is true. Less noticed has been the fact that China is also building the world’s largest renewable energy system – which by 2013 stood at just over 1 trillion kilowatt hours – already nearly as large as the combined total of electrical energy produced by the power systems of France and Germany.

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Looking at the numbers, if you add up all China’s renewable generation in 2013 it was equal to its fossil fuel generation. 2013/14 is therefore the tipping point at which China begins to substitute fossil fuels with renewables.

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