It seems the arms race is continuing as the People’s Republic of China is willing to get 35 percent of its electricity by renewable energy sources by 2020. This will represent 570 gigawatts of capacity.
It is worth noting that the country’s electricity demand is due to double by then and will reach 1,600 GW of capacity. This means that the country will still have to rely more on coal. Perhaps efficiency could solve the problem.
China also called developed countries to cut their greenhouse gases emissions by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. I hope their call will be heard.