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China curbs renewable energy target through 2025

More modest goal comes as country struggles to kick coal habit

Wind turbines in China's Gansu Province. The country has now scaled down a key renewable energy target.   © Reuters

China has scaled back its five-year plan for renewable energy, setting a target for renewable power generation to account for more than 50% of additional electricity consumption over 2021-25, down from a previous goal of two-thirds.

In March 2021, Li Chuangjun, director of the Department of New Energy and Renewable Energy Sources of the National Energy Administration, said renewables would make up two-thirds of the increase in electricity consumption through 2025.

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