China could become the world leader in wind power

Feature Story - 2005-10-17
China is in a position to become the world leader in wind power. By 2020 alone, the southern China region could feasibly produce enough energy from wind turbines to meet the equivalent of Hong Kong’s total current electricity supply.

Wind farm in Nan'ao Guangdong, China

Wind farm viewed from Nan'ao. The current installed capacity is 60MW but will be increased to 200MW.

Shantou wind farm in Nan'ao. Guangdong Province has one of the best wind resources in China and is already home to several industrial scale wind farms. Massive investment in Wind power will help China overcome its reliance on climate destroying fossil fuel power and solve its energy supply problem.

Shantou wind farm in Nan'ao. Guangdong Province has one of the best wind resources in China and is already home to several industrial scale wind farms. Massive investment in Wind power will help China overcome its reliance on climate destroying fossil fuel power and solve its energy supply problem.

Shantou wind farm in Nan'ao. Guangdong Province has one of the best wind resources in China and is already home to several industrial scale wind farms. Massive investment in Wind power will help China overcome its reliance on climate destroying fossil fuel power and solve its energy supply problem.

Shantou wind farm in Nan'ao. Guangdong Province has one of the best wind resources in China and is already home to several industrial scale wind farms. Massive investment in Wind power will help China overcome its reliance on climate destroying fossil fuel power and solve its energy supply problem.

Wind Guandong, a study of wind power potential in the heavily industrialized Guandong province, confirms that with political and industry will Guangdong's uptake of clean wind power could become a model for renewable energy development not only in China but for all of Asia. This would be a gigantic step forward in reducing the threat of climate change and powering the sustainable growth of the region's economies.

By 2020 enough wind power could feasibly be installed in Guangdong to cut carbon emissions by 29 million tonnes. Guangdong, the richest and most populous province in China, is among the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2) in China and Chinese scientists claim that the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the region are among the highest in the world.

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is currently in Hong Kong leading the Asian Energy Revolution Tour of Hong Kong, The Philippines and Thailand. The ship will spend the next two days in the South China Sea measuring and recording wind in the region.

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