China today released its renewable energy targets under its current five-year economic plan which runs from 2011 to 2015.

The country’s National Energy Administration said its ultimate target was for total renewable energy consumption to reach 478 million metric tonnes (mt) of coal equivalent, representing 9.5 per cent or more of the overall energy consumption mix by the end of 2015.

Total installed hydropower capacity is targeted to reach 290m kW, wind power at 100m kW and solar 21m kW.

Total biomass energy consumption will be 50 million mt of coal equivalent.