China acts on renewable energy
Peter Beaudoin CEO of WWF-China and Liansheng Miao Chairman and CEO of Yingli sign Savers MoU
One of the world’s largest solar panel makers, Yingli Green Energy is the first Chinese company and the first photovoltaics (PVs) producer to join WWF’s Climate Savers programme. To help reduce greenhouse gas emissions which cause climate change, Yingli also becomes the first Chinese company to set a renewable energy consumption target, and will work to establish a Global Green Solar PV Manufacturing Standard to help green the entire PV manufacturing industry.
China has upgraded its renewable energy targets, increasing its 2015 target for solar PV from 21 Gigawatts (GW) to 35 GW. Similarly in wind power, where China has been the world leader the last two years, the 2015 target of 100 GW is set to be exceeded.