China's Solar Boom Seen From Space
Solar is surging ahead in China and now it's visible from space. Here's an excerpt:
AS the Abbott Government gears up Australia to provide more and more coal to China’s booming industry, new NASA photos reveal how that nation is surging ahead — with solar energy.
Deep in China’s Gobi Desert is one expanding element of the world-leading economy’s future: A massive solar energy farm.
The rapidly developing nation is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. But this week it pledged to reverse that trend within 15 years.
It has committed to sourcing a full 20 per cent of its energy needs from non-fossil fuels by 2030.
Last year it invested AU$108 billion in solar projects — more than double any other country.