Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Windpower for China: "The new wind power plant, located 60 miles outside Beijing in Guangting, will generate 400 megawatts per day, nearly doubling the electrical energy China currently obtains from wind. But that's just the beginning. Last summer at a climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, China surprised many by announcing it will generate 12 percent of its energy from renewable sources such as wind by 2020. Pollution is part of the driving force behind China's newfound passion for green energy.... Another reason China is looking to wind is because it is now as cheap as coal.... Although China has little interest in nuclear power because of its high cost and security concerns, a few more nuclear plants will also be built."

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