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China adds 95 mln-ton coal capacities in 2011

Jan. 11, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China added coal output capacities of 95 million tons in 2011 with total output in the country's 14 major collieries reaching 3.2 billion tons, said Liu Tienan, Deputy Director of National Development and Reform Commission and director of National Energy Administration, at the National Energy Conference.

Liu also noted China added 90 gigawatts (GW) in installed power capacity last year, bringing the country's total capacity to 1,050 GW.

In China's new and renewable energy industry, the installed hydropower capacity reached 230 GW with 55 million kilowatts (kW) of projects under development as of December 31, 2011. In the same year, the country added wind power installed capacities of 16 million kW, bringing total wind power capacity to 47 GW. Electricity generated from wind power last year totaled 80,000 GWh, soaring 60% from a year earlier.

The installed solar power capacity in China over tripled to 3 GW at the end of last year.

In 2012, China aims to add 200 million tons in coal output capacity and 70 GW in installed power capacity.

In China's 12th five-year plan starting from 2011 to 2015, the country expects to consume not more than 4.1 billion tons of standard coal with power consumption of less than 6.4 million GWh.

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