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China aims to push wind and solar capacity beyond 1,200 GW by 2030

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during a meeting to commend role models in China's fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - China will boost its installed capacity of wind and solar power to more than 1,200 gigawatts by 2030, and increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 25% during the same period, President Xi Jinping said on Saturday.

“Today, I wish to announce some further commitments for 2030,” Xi told a one-day virtual U.N. climate change summit via video, before announcing the targets.

“China always honours its commitments.”

Reporting by Matthew Green and Kate Abnett; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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