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China’s renewable energy future coming fast

…wind power could meet all China’s electricity demand by 2030..

Green energy for China  environmentalresearchweb 20 Jan 2010 “…..China is relying heavily on coal but is also turning increasingly to non-fossil energy sources. Its nuclear programme often gets the headlines, but in 2008 China had as much wind capacity in place as it had nuclear capacity……….wind has now more than doubled-
installed capacity reached 25GW in 2009, and a 2020 wind target of 150GW has been mentioned. China’s wind programme is also moving offshore: it recently installed its first 3MW 90 metre diameter ‘Sinovel’ offshore turbine, the first unit of a 100MW Shanghai Donghai Bridge demonstration project. Certainly renewable energy, along with clean coal i.e, with carbon capture, seems to be seen as a key way ahead.
Chen Mingde, vice chair of the National Development and Reform Commission, in comments quoted by the China Daily newspaper last year, claimed that ‘nuclear power cannot save us because the world’s supply of uranium and other radioactive minerals needed to generate nuclear power are very limited’. He saw the expansion of China’s nuclear power capacity a ‘transitional replacement’of the country’s heavy reliance on coal and oil, with the future for China being in more efficient use of fossil fuels and expanded use of renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydro.

Certainly renewable energy, along with clean coal i.e, with carbon capture, seems to be seen as a key way ahead. Chen Mingde, vice chair of the National Development and Reform Commission, in comments quoted by the China Daily newspaper last year, claimed that ‘nuclear power cannot save us because the world’s supply of uranium and other radioactive minerals needed to generate nuclear power are very limited’. He saw the expansion of China’s nuclear power capacity a ‘transitional replacement’of the country’s heavy reliance on coal and oil, with the future for China being in more efficient use of fossil fuels and expanded use of renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydro……..

a new study by Michael McElroy and colleagues at Harvard and Tsinghua University in Beijing, published in the journal Science, has claimed that, in theory, wind power could meet all China’s electricity demand by 2030. http://www.harvardscience.harvard.edu/environments/articles/
…China is likely to become a major player in the green energy revolution.

Green energy for China (environmentalresearchweb blog) – environmentalresearchweb

February 22, 2010 - Posted by | China, climate change, renewable | , , , ,

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