China’s power industry expects to be pumping electricity from up to a terawatt of renewables in just five years, Upstream's renewable energy sister publication Recharge has learned, as it prepares for steep new targets that will play a key role in meeting the nation’s newly-announced plan to become carbon-neutral by 2060.

A key policymaking think-tank advising the Chinese government and state-owned power giant State Grid are among those sanctioning increases in combined wind and solar renewable capacity of 400 gigawatts or more under China’s upcoming 14th Five Year Plan (FYP), which will cover the period 2021-2025 and is billed by one analyst as potentially “the most important document in global energy market history”.