Hamburg - power from water, wind and Sun is booming in China as in any other country in the world. Germany, previously the undisputed front-runner, will lose its leading position in the near future. Although the German eco-electricity plants revealed 2014 about 31 percent of electricity, over six percent more than in the previous year in the first half of the year. But China supplies with almost 30 per cent last year â€“ a tie with Germany. Other countries should follow China and the markets for water, wind and solar power plants strengthen in order to reduce the cost of renewable, say John A. Mathews from Macquarie University in Sydney and Hao Tan of the University of Newcastle, Callaghan. By 2017, the Chinese Government wants to reach 550 gigawatt power from all renewable energies. Considering the pace of expansion is a completely realistic goal. For comparison: in Germany eco power plants with a total of about 84 GW were installed end of 2013 performance. Further annual expansion of solar and wind farms on land on each 2.5 gigawatts is capped with the amendment of the renewable energy law (EEG), which entered into force on 1 August. In absolute terms, China Germany has long overtaken. However nearly 82 million people currently 1 351 million, in Germany in China. This prevents a direct comparison of the energy landscapes. More than 5 000 gigawatt-hours electricity Chinese power plants each year, good eight times as A lot like local plants. Also, the rebuilding of power generation capacity in China is at the Centre, Germanyâ€™s energy transition, however, is a project of reconstruction, where nuclear â€“ and coal-based electricity is to be replaced by wind and solar power. And Of course an expansion of power plants and electricity networks in a strictly State-controlled economy regardless of can be Very much A lot faster and easier on citizens in a democracy. Due to the strongly growing electricity demand, China is also dirty world records. So, burnt the country almost a quarter of coal per year globally funded and leads the list of countries with the highest carbon dioxide emissions with a share of about 26 percent. Germany is ranked at just 2.5 percent. Also covers hydroelectric power more than half of the CO2-free power generation in China. Ecological consequences of giant hydroelectric plants such as at the three Gorges Dam play a subordinate role in the Chinese energy policy so far.