China taps wind energy to power heating systems for winters

China will subsidize wind energy generators that generate power for heating systems during winter at the local government level.

On Friday, China said it would use wind energy in order to generate sufficient power for heating systems during bitterly cold winters.

The development is aligned with China’s stated aim to slash carbon emissions from coal-burning as part of its drive against smog and pollution which is a menace in its cities.

China’s National Energy Administration has urged local authorities to set annual targets for generating energy from wind farms for the period of 2019 to 2021. The statement also says, local authorities must build infrastructure to promote the use of “wind power”.

Local governments will be given less than two months to draw up plans and submit them to Beijing.

In a statement from the NEA, wind power generators that participate in winter heating projects are likely to receive tax reductions.

The NEA has also called for grid companies to work on removing technical barriers to reducing power wastage due to insufficient transmission capacity.

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