Chinese Experts Call For More Clean Energies To Curb Pollution

» Chinese Experts Call For More Clean Energies To Curb Pollution: “Chinese Experts Call For More Clean Energies To Curb Pollution

Sulfur dioxide emitted from coal power plants has become a major source of air pollution in China, and the emissions will continue to rise if clean energies are not properly developed, experts warned Monday in Shanghai. ”



Experts attending a symposium in this leading industrial center of China said that the structure of power generation is highly irrational, with coal power plants generating 81 percent of the country’s electricity and accounting for more than half of the total annual coal consumption in the country.

To date, hydropower stations account for 25 percent of the country’s total installed power generating capacity, with wind andsolar power stations making up a mere one percent.



China ranks second in the world in terms of installed power generating capacity and annual power generation, which stood at 356 million kilowatts and 1.6 trillion kw/hr at the end of 2002.

However, China’s per capita consumption of electricity is only between one-sixth and one-tenth of that in developed countries.

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