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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

China Ups Renewable Energy Target

From Energy Business Daily:

As the United States Congress fights over the prices, benefits, and especially, definitions of its own national renewable energy standard, coal-giant China announced a plan to get 15 percent of its energy capacity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2020. Maybe sent as a signal to the United States and the remaining world that China is taking seriously the threat of climate variation, the news of China’s new renewable energy targets should also be taken with a grain of salt: the nation is also expected to release a revised power supply capacity target that is as much as fifty percent higher than goals pursued in 2007.

According to reports, Chinese officials plan on releasing a revised power supply capacity target for 2020 — a target that might increase to as much as 1,500 gigawatts.


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