Wind Power as a mature strategy for electricity generation for China, but bad news for Australia

From an article in the UK’s Daily Telegraph.
Is China really going green?

According to this article China has recently set goals of generating 100 GW of electricity from Wind and 70 GW from Nuclear by 2020. The thing that sticks out is that China is committing more to wind power generation than nuclear.

I accept that the goals may be lofty however China is a country that does not have to rely on popularity contests for its leadership. It does have severe punishments for bureaucrats that mess up. I would have to go with the track record and say that if China fails it will not be by much.

Both goals are substantial and while a significant amount of power will be generated by coal, Australians may have to rethink our growth projections for the coal industry.


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