(Yicai Global) July 25 -- Electricity generated using non-fossil fuels accounted for 58.4 percent of China's new installed energy capacity in the first six months of this year, according to data from the National Energy Administration.
Newly installed capacity was 40,740 megawatts in the first half, of which hydropower, wind, photovoltaic and nuclear accounted for 352,000 megawatts, 184,000 MW, 174,000 MW, and 17,810 MW, Li Fulong, head of the NEA's department of planning and development, said at a press conference today to release the figures.
Some 37.2 percent of the country's power stations with installed capacity of 6,000 kilowatts and above at the end of June were not powered by fossil fuels. That is an increase of 1.2 percentage point over the same period last year. Non-fossil fuel-powered plants produced 27.3 percent of the nation's power, a gain of 2.1 points, Li said.
Non-fossil fuels will generate about half of China's power by 2030, Li Ye, the NEA's executive director general for regulation, said at a forum earlier this year.
China produced 3.4 trillion-kilowatt hours of electricity in the first half of this year, 3.3 percent more than during the same period last year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on July 15.