China To Expand Use Of Geothermal Energy
China will actively expand the use of geothermal energy, Vice Premier Zhang Guoqing, stated during a conference, as the country seeks to adopt cleaner sources of power for heating, as reported by Reuters.
Yangyi geothermal power station in China's Tibet Autonomous Region is the country's highest geothermal plant. I Photo: Xinhua
China will also increase the scale of wind and solar power projects while safely advancing nuclear power plant construction, Zhang added.
Sinopec plans to add 75 million square meters of geothermal heating area to reach a target of 160 million square meters by the end of 2025, Ma Yongsheng, chairman of the state-owned refiner Sinopec, said at the same conference.