China’s solar energy explosion reveals a dim future for fossil fuels — here’s what it looks like

June 6, 2018 by Emily Jackson

(Source: Business Insider) China is on a mission to become the next green superpower. The country is the largest investor in renewable energy, sinking $126.6 billion into the industry in 2017, a 30% increase from the year prior.

Solar is a big part of those investments. By 2020, China hopes to be generating 110 gigawatts of solar power — enough to power more than 30 million homes — as part of an ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions. By 2030, China vows to increase the amount of energy coming from non-fossil fuels to 20% of the total (from about 13% currently). Read full article

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