Wind and Solar Energy in China

X. Y. Che, P. Chen

Abstract

This paper looks at wind and solar power potential in China. The level of environmental problem in connection with energy consumption has been introduced in terms of air pollution, water pollution and CO2 emission. The major pollutants are sulfur dioxide and soot that are generated in the combustion of coal and this cause acid rain that affects 30% of China’s total land area. Industrial boilers and furnaces consume about 50% of the coal and it is believed to be the major source of pollution in urban areas. The level of development, legislation and regulations and challenges facing wind and solar power development has been discussed at length. Industrial boilers and furnaces consume about 50% of the coal and is believed to be the major source of pollution in urban areas. In 1997 there was initiation of China’s Ride the Wind Program which established two Sino-foreign joint ventures where wind turbines were to be manufactured in China plants. Initially the domestically manufactured parts was 20%, but with technology transfer as well as R&D, new goals were set with aim of having the number of domestically manufactured components increased to 80% by the end of this program consumed 9.8% of all the energy used worldwide as per “China country analysis brief” which was published by the US Department of Energy (2001) and in 2006; China import of oil was 162.81 million tons. The reaction from private players will be important in further development of wind and solar power. Putting into consideration the problem of having discontinuous policy as experienced before 2006, it is obvious that success China Renewable Energy policy will be dependant on whether the legal framework and policies would be perceived to be long lasting directives or just some makeshift patchwork.

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in Harvard Style

Che X. and Chen P. (2018). Wind and Solar Energy in China.In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE, ISBN 978-989-758-344-5, pages 689-695. DOI: 10.5220/0007564606890695


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iwemse18,
author={X. Y. Che and P. Chen},
title={Wind and Solar Energy in China},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE,},
year={2018},
pages={689-695},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007564606890695},
isbn={978-989-758-344-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE,
TI - Wind and Solar Energy in China
SN - 978-989-758-344-5
AU - Che X.
AU - Chen P.
PY - 2018
SP - 689
EP - 695
DO - 10.5220/0007564606890695