DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dc2a2f/china_renewable_en) has announced the addition of the "China Renewable Energy Market Outlook" report to their offering.
China has made great strides in the last two decades in bringing prosperity to a greater share of its people. Older state-run industries are being replaced by a dynamic new economy.
Unfortunately, this economy requires a huge engine to run it, and prosperity has brought with it a huge cost in the form of air pollution.
In the last couple of years, the burning of coal produced two-thirds of the primary energy consumed in China. Even with improvements in end-use energy efficiency, energy demand continues to grow and so does the air pollution.
In China, pollution is causing serious health problems, crop damage and acid rain, all of which are taking a social and economic toll.
Most opposition to renewable energy development in China comes from those who are concerned about the higher up-front cost of generation capacity. While a concerted renewables program can substantially reduce cost through competition and economies-of-scale, there are several additional benefits that can ultimately affect cost. Renewable energy development makes sense from a number of points of view, particularly with regards to energy security, international competition, employment benefits and environmental and health improvements.
China has chosen wind power as an important alternative source in order to rebalance the energy mix, combat global warming and ensure energy security. Supportive measures have been introduced. In order to encourage technical innovation, market expansion and commercialization, development targets have been established for 2010 and 2020, concession projects offered and policies introduced to encourage domestic production.
About 16 percent of China's electricity came from renewable sources in 2006, led by the world's largest number of hydroelectric generators. Total installations of hydropower reached 145,000 MW in 2007. China has set a target of 190,000 MW for 2010. Technology development and increased amounts of investment in renewable energy technologies and installations has increased markedly throughout the 2000s in China, and investment in renewables is now part of China's economic stimulus strategy. Researchers from Harvard University and Tsinghua University have found that China could meet all of their electricity demands from wind power through 2030.
This report covers all the sectors of the Chinese renewable energy industry and analyzes each in details, dealing with issues, production/consumption data, industry reforms, major players in the industry, regulatory frameworks governing the market, and much more. It is a complete coverage of the Chinese renewable energy industry.
Key Topics Covered:
- Executive Summary
- Overview of the Renewable Energy Sector in China
- Wind Power in China
- Wind Power Resource in China
- Solar Power in China
- Hydropower Energy in China
- Biomass in China
- Geothermal Energy in China
- Tidal Electricity Generation in China
- Chinas Regulatory Framework on Renewable Energy
- Case Study: Bulunkou Hybrid Village Power System
- Major Industry Players
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