Keyword: renewable energy

Qinghai province uses only renewable energy for a whole week

It has been reported that Qinghai, China’s fourth largest province, has gone for one week using only renewable sources of energy, including wind, solar and hydro power. According to China’s official Xinhua news agency, during the seven days from June 17 to 23, the province consumed 1.1 billion kilowatt hours of energy, which is equivalent to burning 535,000 tons of coal. Qinghai, which lies mostly on the Tibetan plateau, is an enormous but sparsely populated region. By May this year, renewable energy already provided 82.8% of power for the province’s 5.8 million people. Han Ti, vice-general manager of the provincial grid company, stated that “clean energy is the ultimate way. We …read more