At a recent press conference the deputy director of the China National Energy Administration Li Yangzhe noted that renewable energy development and utilization will be sped up during the 13th Five-year Plan period, spanning from 2016 to 2020.
During this period, heating that utilizes renewable energy will be implemented, such as heating by solar, biomass, geothermal, and clean energy. Renewable energy heating in Northern China will be intensely promoted. It is estimated that renewable energy heating will replace 150 million tons of standard coal in China by 2020. Moreover, model areas of energy transformation will be set up at province, city, and rural levels, to address various situations.
Source: JARN, February 25, 2017