The Role Of Renewable Energy In China

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Renewable energy is naturally replenished and a reliable source to alleviate carbon levels on the world scale. Sustainable energy increases the option for hydro, wind and solar projects that are becoming more dominant in developed and developing countries. Countries have their own role is assisting their self-energy needs, but simultaneously needs to contribute to reduce greenhouse gas and carbon emissions globally. China has one of the largest economies in the world, they burn the most fossil fuels, but also are leaders in renewable energy projects such as wind power. Africa however, is at a much lower standard to China when referring to finance, governance and development of energy projects. The continent is transitioning steadily, but …show more content…
China and the United States are the two biggest superpowers in the world and thus produce the most fossil fuels into our atmospheres. China can set the global stage of becoming more invested into renewable energy and cutting fossil fuel levels. With this, hopefully other industrial countries can use China as a role model, but also be wary of the major errors the country has undergone. The country growing its direction to become the highest consumer of oil, which would help sustain the country, but cause further rise in fossil fuels (Alessi, …show more content…
China’s large land mass and long coastline supports an excellent potential of wind power. As electricity is in higher demand each year for China, coal-generated electricity stays consistent. With the size of China’s economy, a study showed that a 900 billion-dollar investment could replace 640 GW of coalfired power (Block, 2016). By connecting high voltage transmissions lines to these areas can support the rising demand from China in a sustainable

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