The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said China will increasingly promote the use of clean energy as the country’s energy needs are expected to increase by an equivalent of 2 billion tons of coal in the next decade.
Speaking at the 2010 Asia Energy Forum in Guangzhou city, the NDRC’s Dai Yande said, "We will increase the installed capacity of nuclear power to 80 million kilowatts and hydroelectric power to 400 million kilowatts by the end of 2020."
Li Chunhong, a Guangdong official, said Guangdong province will invest RMB10 billion (US$1.5 billion) in green energy in the next five years. By 2010, nuclear power in Guangdong will reach 24 million kilowatts, and new energy will account for 30% of the total energy consumed.
EnglishNews.cn reports the two-day annual forum in Guangzhou provided a platform for experts and officials from around Asia to discuss regional cooperation in developing green energy.