China renewable energy use 8.3 pct of total in 2009 -official
BEIJING Jan 20 (Reuters) - China's renewable energy consumption accounted for 8.3 percent of the total in 2009, according to an official with the National Energy Administration.
China consumed a total of 3 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent in 2009, more than 90 percent of which was derived from traditional fossil fuel sources, with over 70 percent from coal, Shi Lishan, the vice-director of the NEA's new energy office, told a forum.
Shi also said China intends to raise total hydropower capacity to 300 gigawatts and wind power capacity to 150 gigawatts by 2020.
Total installed nuclear capacity is also expected to reach 80 gigawatts by 2020, while solar capacity should rise to 20 gigawatts, Li said.
(Reporting by Shao Xiaoyi and David Stanway; Editing by Ken Wills)
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