Renewable Energy Demonstration Zone to Establish in North China
The State Council, or China's cabinet, has approved the establishment of a renewable energy demonstration zone in Zhangjiakou in North China's Hebei Province, which is jointly bidding with Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The city is some 200 kilometers from the capital, boasts rich wind and solar resources and is one of the country's planned new energy bases.
The city plans to build a low-carbon Olympic area in the demonstration zone, which aims to fully rely on renewable energy to provide electricity to the Olympic center and venues.
By 2020, 55 percent of the power consumption in the zone will come from renewable energy, according to the plan.