Electricity generated from clean energy resources in China rose 28.5 percent year on year in 2012 as the country moved to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels in its energy structure.
China generated 1.07 trillion kilowatt hours (kwh) of electricity from clean energy resources, accounting for 21.4 percent of the country’s total electricity output, the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) said Tuesday.
The share represents an increase of 3.9 percentage points from a year earlier, the SERC said in a statement.
Solar power generated in 2012 soared 414.4 percent year on year to 3.5 billion kwh while wind power jumped 35.5 percent to 100.4 billion kwh, according to the statement.
Hydropower grew 29.3 percent to 864.1 billion kwh and nuclear power went up 12.6 percent to 98.2 billion kwh.
China aims to increase the shares of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption and installed power generating capacity to 11.4 percent and 30 percent, respectively, by the end of 2015.