China raises renewable energy goals

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    China will raise development targets for renewable energy such as wind power for the five-year period through 2015, state media reported on Tuesday, as the world's top energy user and carbon emitter aims to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

    The country aims to have 100 gigawatts (GW) of on-grid wind power generating capacity by the end of 2015 and to generate 190 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of wind power annually, the China Securities Journal reported, citing a government plan.

    The goal was higher than a target of 90 GW proposed earlier by the National Energy Administration.

    Normal hydropower capacity at the end of 2015 will also be revised up to 260 GW from the previous 250 GW, according to the report and earlier government official comment.

    Of the planned 10 GW of solar power capacity in 2015, photovoltaic power installations will account for 9 GW and solar thermal capacity will make up the rest, the report said.

    China revises up 2015 renewable energy goals - International Business Times
     
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    Oh, for America to be more like the ChiCommies! :rolleyes:
     
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    The Chinese will probably succeed because they have no GOP.
     
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    Yeah...One-party rule has always turned out exceedingly well. :rolleyes:
     
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    two party systems have always turned out well also.
     
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    If we really had two parties, you might have a point.

    But we don't, so you don't.
     
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    Slaves don't have unions over there.
     
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    It's a PR smokescreen.

    "Reduce its reliance on fossil fuels"? They'll never make an appreciable impact.
    They will use the opportunity to fine-tune the technology and manufacturing processes, then export the goods (like they are currently exporting to the U.S.).

    Hydrocarbons in China, like most of the world, will continue to be the dominant fuel well into the foreseeable future.
     
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    Good for them. Let them make the mistakes and for once we can take the cheap route and reverse engineer THEIR WORK!
     

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