Energy is vital to modern economies. Over the past decade, technological innovation across industry,
transport, information technology and infrastructure has made modern society dependent on an
uninterrupted supply of energy. With the world economy projected to double in size by 2035, it is
predicted that energy demand will also increase by as much as 40% over the next 20 years. Traditional
sources of energy such as oil, gas, coal and fossil fuels cannot be solely relied upon to service future
demand due to their limited supply. In order to prepare for the future surge in energy usage, countries
such as China are investing large amounts of capital into renewable energy technologies, including
wind, solar and biomass.
In its quest to become the world’s leading investor and generator of renewable energy technologies,
the Chinese government has committed itself to producing 16% of its primary energy requirements
through renewable technologies by 2020. This edition of China. Action. Money discusses China’s
expanding renewable energy sector, and how this will contribute to China’s trade potential.
To find out more, download our latest CAM report on China’s Renewable Energy Sector here.