09 Jan '12, 3am

1,000,000 MW by 2050 is China’s Long Range Wind Plan (What is Ours?)

1,000,000 MW by 2050 is China’s Long Range Wind Plan (What is Ours?)

By contrast with the US domestic hostage crisis where our Republican kidnappers barely permit our government to keep the lights on each week, the Chinese government issues updated renewable energy plans every five years, and these plans go into detail, for four decades; up to 2050, and setting the target for 2020, 2030 and so on. Not only has China been making the long-range plans normally considered one of the benefits of a democratically elected government in an industrialized nation, but while we have dithered, China is now scaling up those ambitions exponentially. China added so much wind so fast that last year it became the world leader. Now it plans 200 GW by 2020, and 1,000 GW by 2050. To get an idea of the vast scale-up of this level of ambition, look at what China was timidly planning in 2007, based on little experience with wind, in its previous five-year plan. “...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/08/1000000-mw-by-2050-is...

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