Archive for ‘Qinghai’

25/02/2019

Smog continues in north and east China, snow to hit west

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — China’s national observatory on Sunday forecast that some northern and eastern parts of the country would be shrouded in smog in the coming days while snow will hit western regions.

Thick smog will envelop northern and eastern areas including Hebei and Shandong provinces until Thursday, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

From Sunday night to Monday morning, thick fog will be seen in the provinces of Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Hubei, reducing visibility in some areas to less than 200 meters, the NMC said.

From Sunday night to Tuesday, snow will hit west China’s Tibet, Qinghai and Gansu, while rain will soak the south from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Bad weather could disrupt traffic after the Spring Festival holiday when many people are returning to work after the break.

China’s Spring Festival travel rush started from Jan. 21 and will last till March 1.

Source: Xinhua

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10/02/2019

Clean energy powers northwest China province

XINING, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — Clean energy powers the economy of northwest China’s Qinghai Province as China seeks to reduce coal consumption to improve its energy mix.

By the end of 2018, the total installed power generating capacity in Qinghai reached nearly 28 million kilowatts, with clean energy contributing to 86 percent, according to the State Grid Qinghai Electric Power Company.

The installed solar power generating capacity reached 9.6 million kilowatts and that of wind power hit 2.7 million kilowatts. The hydropower capacity reached 11.9 million kilowatts, the company said.

Qinghai started to invest heavily in solar energy in 2009. And in the past few years, it started to build two 10 million kilowatts renewable power generating bases.

Qinghai, rich in solar and wind power, has 100,000 square kilometers of desertified land suitable for the construction of solar and wind farms.

Local authorities have been encouraging more local consumption of the clean energy-generated electricity and pushing to transmit more to other regions.

Last year, the grid transmitted 10 billion kwh of such electricity to other regions. So far this year, the firm has signed deals with regions like Shanghai, Chongqing, Henan and Jiangsu to send them 7 billion kwh of electricity.

Source: Xinhua

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