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Thursday, January 12, 2012

China adds 95 million tonnes coal capacities in 2011

Thursday, 12 Jan 2012

China Knowledge cited Mr Liu Tienan Deputy Director of National Development and Reform Commission and director of National Energy Administration as saying that China added coal output capacities of 95 million tons in 2011 with total output in the country 14 major collieries reaching 3.2 billion tons.

Mr Liu also noted China added 90 gigawatts in installed power capacity last year, bringing the country total capacity to 1,050 GW.

In China new and renewable energy industry, the installed hydropower capacity reached 230 GW with 55 million kilowatts of projects under development as of December 31 2011. In the same year, the country added wind power installed capacities of 16 million kW, bringing total wind power capacity to 47 GW. Electricity generated from wind power last year totalled 80,000 GWh soaring 60% from a year earlier.

The installed solar power capacity in China over tripled to 3 GW at the end of last year. In 2012, China aims to add 200 million tons in coal output capacity and 70 GW in installed power capacity.

(Sourced from China Knowledge)

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