From Power Engineering:
China plans to triple its wind power capacity over the next two years, according to a senior policy development official.
The plan is in line with the central government's more general goal of increasing the share of renewable energy in the country's total energy mix and thus reducing the country's greenhouse gas emissionChina's total wind power capacity now stands at 6,000 megawatts, but by end 2008 this will have reached 10,000 megawatts. And by 2010, the central government will have boosted wind power production to 20,000 megawatts, said Song Yanqin, deputy director of the research management and international collaboration division of China's Energy Research Institute.
The institute is part of the Beijing-based National Development and Report Commission, the agency tasked with implementation of energy conservation and emissions reduction programs.
"An increase in wind power capacity will help meet growing local demand and also ensure environmental protection," Song said on the sidelines of the Asian Clean Energy Forum, which was held here last week by the Asian Development Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development....MORE