25 Apr '11, 5pm

China Grows Wind Capacity to Top World Ranking

China Grows Wind Capacity to Top World Ranking

Source: http://blog.resource-solutions.org The world may know China best for its massive consumption of coal and its plume of pollution over the Pacific Ocean. But today’s China has dramatically expanded its wind power capacity to rank as the world’s largest owner of installed wind capacity. If planned construction deadlines are met, China will end 2011 owning 58 gigawatts (GWs) of installed wind capacity, a number that will expand to as much as 150-230 GWs over the coming decade. Bottom line, China hopes to derive 15 percent of its power generation from clean energy by 2020. According to Ivan Castano, writing for Renewable Energy World , China might install up to 18 GWs of wind-power capacity this year alone – new capacity that will be state built and financed. Wind is likely to lead China’s renewables planning due to its profitability. Renewable Energy World reports that...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/25/china-grows-wind-capa...

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