China surpassed US on wind power capacity

08:37, January 14, 2011      

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China in 2010 became the country with the most installed wind power capacity, supplanting the United States.

China installed 16 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2010, a 62 percent annual increase, taking its total installed capacity to 41.8GW, said Li Junfeng, secretary-general of Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association.

The US installed about 5GW of new wind power capacity in 2010, taking its total installed capacity to 40.2GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.

China's State Council is considering a 5 trillion yuan (US$757 billion) emerging energy industrial development plan. If approved, some 1.5 trillion yuan of investment will flow into the wind power sector.

Source: Shanghai Daily
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