China: Share of clean energy

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 China

Alternative and nuclear energy, percent of total energy use

 Latest value 14.81
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2020
 Average 21.18
 Min - Max 11.34 - 33.91
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1990 to 2020. The average value for China during that period was 21.18 percent with a minimum of 11.34 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 33.91 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2020 is 14.81 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 194 countries is 31.71 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Share of clean energy - recent values

Historical chart
China - Share of clean energy - historical chart - 1990-2020




We show the alternative and nuclear energy use as percent of the total energy use in China. It consists of noncarbohydrate energy that does not produce carbon dioxide when generated and includes hydropower and nuclear, geothermal, and solar power.
Definition: Renewable energy consumption is the share of renewables energy in total final energy consumption.


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 Share of clean energy 14.81 2020 percent
 Energy use per $1000 GDP 187.69 2014 kilograms of oil equivalent
 Electricity from renewable sources, kWh 283,851.00 2015 million kWh
 Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 10,944,686 2020 kt
 Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita 7.76 2020 metric tons
 Greenhouse gas emissions 12,942,868 2020 kt of CO2 equivalent
 GDP per unit of energy 5.61 2014 GDP per kg of oil equivalent
 Energy imports 15.02 2014 percent
 Natural resources income 1.71 2021 percent
 Oil revenue 0.31 2021 percent
 Natural gas revenue 0.21 2021 percent
 Access to electricity 100.00 2021 percent
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