The Chinese government has laid out its latest strategy for renewables as part of the country’s current five-year (2021-2025) economic development period, with demand for renewable energy expected to reach 1 billion tonnes per annum of coal equivalent by 2025.

The plans were mapped out by powerful economic decision-making body the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC), as part of China’s stated objective of achieving peak carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.