BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's power generation climbed 1.7 percent year on year in August, a faster growth than the 0.6-percent rate recorded in July, official data showed Monday.
Power generation hit 668.2 billion kilowatt-hours last month, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
A breakdown showed a milder decline in coal-fired electricity, which edged down 0.1 percent year on year in August. Hydroelectricity saw slower growth of 1.6 percent, compared with 6.3 percent in July.
The generation of wind, nuclear and solar power posted double-digit increases, growing 13.7 percent, 21.2 percent and 13.9 percent, respectively.
In the January-August period, power generation rose 2.8 percent year on year to 4.7 trillion kilowatt-hours, the NBS data showed.