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China generates more electricity from clean energy


08:28, December 25, 2012

BEIJING, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- China generated more electricity from clean energy resources in November amid efforts to boost the use of non-fossil fuel energy sources.

Electricity generated from clean energy increased 20.3 percent from a year earlier to 74.8 billion kilowatt-hours (kwh) in November, the China State Electricity Regulatory Commission said on Monday.

Last month, hydropower grew 19.4 percent from a year earlier, while nuclear power rose 22.9 percent. Wind power jumped 54.2 percent year on year, the commission said.

Meanwhile, the country consumed 887 billion kwh of clean power in the first 11 months of the year, accounting for 20.2 percent of the total on-grid power during the period, the commission said.

The share represents an increase of 3.3 percentage points from the amount recorded at the same time last year.

Hydropower generation capacity increased by 13.12 million kilowatts from January to November, while wind power generation capacity increased by 8.22 million kilowatts, the commission said.

Authorities plan to increase the share of non-fossil fuels used for primary energy consumption to 11.4 percent by the end of 2015 in a bid to cut emissions, according to a government white paper.

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