A province in northwestern China is in the middle of a seven day period running entirely on renewable energy.

Qinghai, with a population of nearly six million, has strong hydropower, solar and wind energy installations. The seven day initiative ends on June 23.

“This is the first time in China that a province runs solely on renewable energy for a long period of time. We believe it will raise awareness on cutting emissions and promote the development of clean energy nationwide,” Han Ti, vice manager of the provincial grid company, told Xinhua.

China is investing £300 billion as part of its ambitious five-year plan for renewable energy development as it continues to send a clear message that it wants to lead the transition to a green energy future.