Clean energy keeps pace with higher power use

China's total energy consumption this year is expected to continue rising with the proportion of clean energy in the energy mix increasing as well, according to a report from the Energy Development Research Institute of China Southern Power Grid.

The institute expects generation of clean power from sources like solar and wind will further increase during the 2020-21 period.

To ensure stable transmission, the institute suggests the introduction of a more flexible power grid. That would enable transmission of large-scale renewable energy, as well as continuous advancement of clean energy technology.

Industry insiders believe China will achieve its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) targets for non-fossil fuel consumptio