$50-trillion global electricity network proposed by China

$50-trillion global electricity network proposed by China

Insights to clean energy to aid in the fight of pollution and the effects of climate change; China proposes a 50 trillion global electricity network.

The idea involves connecting existing and future solar or sun powered farms, wind turbines and power plants in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, as per the head of State Grid Corporation of China.

The proposition is in its underlying stages and would require enormous investments from around the globe. On the off chance that it precedes, it would be the world's biggest organisation project, and it could be operational by 2050.

 

The planet faces "three major challenges" of energy scarcity, environmental pollution and climate change, state-run news agency Xinhua News Agency quoted the firm’s chairman Liu Zhenya at an international energy conference. “Global energy interconnection" was the answer to these threats, said Liu.

According to The State Grid Corporation of China website, The SGCC envisions a future "global village" of efficient transmission lines to tap and distribute electricity from giant solar farms around the equator and wind stations in the Arctic. Liu projected that the global network could possibly mean clean energy consisting of 80% of global consumption, kicking fossil fuels aside as Earth's primary for energy.

The Chinese government spends, invests more than any other country in air and solar energy.

Energy transmission technology "has matured and clean energy is becoming more economical, so the conditions for building global power interconnection already exist,” stated Lui on the website.

The Chinese firm's proposal is ambitious but possible, as per energy analyst Xue Jiancong, from China Merchants New Energy Group, a leading renewable energy company.

"It's a brilliant plan," he said. "It might encounter difficulties during construction but it's possible."

Xue added: "Reducing carbon emissions is a global issue and as a great power, China is taking on more responsibility. This plan is good news for the world."