Published 30 January 2017
In early January 2017, China's government announced a 2.5 trillion RMB (US$ 360 billion) investment programme in renewable energy as part of its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020). This marks a continuation of the twin strategies of boosting the share of non-fossil fuel in the nation's energy mix and supporting the growth and internationalisation of its renewable energy manufacturing industry. The programme is encapsulated in the five- years for Renewable Energy, Electrical Power, Solar Energy, and Wind Power. These plans are subordinate to the overall 13th Five-Year Plan for Energy Development that was released a few days later.