During the 75th Session of UN General Assembly, President Xi Jinping announced China aims to have its carbon dioxide emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. At the UN Climate Ambition Summit 2020 in December, it was further proposed that by 2030, non-fossil energy would account for about 25% of primary energy consumption, and the total installed capacity of wind and solar power would reach over 1.2 billion kW. It can be expected that the average annual installed capacity of wind power can reach about 50GW.
In April 2020, the National Energy Administration (NEA) issued the Energy Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft for Comments), which is China’s first Energy Law. Renewable energy will be a priority area for energy development, and the mid-term and long-term targets for the development and utilization of renewable energy and targets for the proportion of renewable energy in primary energy consumption will be set.
In March 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and NEA issued the Notice on the Outline of the Implementation Plan for Guarantee of Electricity Consumption from Renewable Energy Sources at the Provincial Level, to promote the development and consumption of renewable energy.