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China, Technology and the Environment: Electricity consumption to almost double by 2020

The China Electricity Council (CEC) released projections recently that the country’s electricity consumption will almost double from the 2010 level to 8.2 trillion kWh by 2020 […]

The China Electricity Council (CEC) released projections recently that the country’s electricity consumption will almost double from the 2010 level to 8.2 trillion kWh by 2020.

In a report on the electricity industry’s development in the 12th Five-year Program period (2011-2015), the CEC said electricity consumption this year will reach 4.17 trillion kWh and increase to 6.27 trillion kWh by 2015.

China’s installed power generating capacity will grow from this year’s 950 million kilowatts to 1.885 billion kilowatts by 2020, the CEC report said, adding that by 2020 about 36.3 percent of installed capacity will come from non-fossil fuels.

Over the next decade, China should prioritize developing hydropower capacity while optimizing its thermal power plants, the report said, adding that the nation should boost its development of nuclear power and push forward power generation using new energy resources like wind power and solar power.

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By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

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