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China’s Thermal Power Continues To Rise–Up 6.9% So Far This Year

October 31, 2018

By Paul Homewood



China Power Statistics Q3 2018

[Note graph is Q3 2018 year to date versus Q3 2017 year to date. *Thermal includes coal, gas, oil, and biomass]


China’s power statistics have now been published for Q3, and continue to show thermal generation rising quickly. (Thermal includes coal, gas and biomass).

The rise in thermal generation since last year is more than from all other sources put together.

Biomass is virtually irrelevant in the overall view of things, having only accounted for 1.2% of generation last year.

Once again, we see that China’s unstoppable demand for energy cannot be supplied from wind and solar alone. Indeed. these two sources have only contributed 18% of the extra year-on-year demand.

In overall terms, wind and solar have only supplied 4.6% and 1.3% respectively of China’s generation so far this year.

  1. Phoenix44 permalink
    October 31, 2018 12:06 pm

    O/T but take a look at this?

    If this is happening in one area of science (and 25% are admitting it), do we really believe it’s not happening everywhere?

  2. Gerry, England permalink
    October 31, 2018 1:59 pm

    The Chinese are very astute and only play up to global warming when it suits them. A bit like Russia which only signed Kyoto because they knew they would make loads of cash from their carbon credits.

  3. Joe Public permalink
    October 31, 2018 7:48 pm

    It’s noted the greenies are reverse-ferreting on their lavish praise for this particular Paris signatory.

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